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Château de Montfaucon "Les Gardettes"

2013 | France | Rhône 750 ml | 13.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Strawberry
  • Pepper (cracked)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Its also
  • 90+
  • Product details


    Established in the 11th century, Château de Montfaucon faces the hills of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 1995 the vineyards and winery facilities were upgraded by Rodolphe de Pins and his wines are amongst the best in the Rhône.

    "Les Gardettes" has an explosion of red fruit, like cooked strawberries and sour cherries. This is a well-balanced, medium bodied wine. It has a long mouth with elegant tannin structure, notes of blackberries and spices abound.
    Silver Medal at the London Internation Wine Show.

    Variety Description


    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavour profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavours of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential

    Country Description


    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description


    The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône valley and produces numerous wines under various Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designations. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.