Located opposite to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Montfaucon spreads over 45 hectares of vineyards. Today, owner Rudolphe de Pins, who made wine at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, follows sustainable practices and farms at low yields to create concentrated wines full of character.
Sourced from a plot of 140 years old Clairette, barrel fermented and matured in used oak barrel to add volume and structure. Discreet on the nose with notes of lime, orange blossom, white peach and brioche. Medium to full-bodied and rich on the palate with a long and mineral finish.
Aromatically restrained, with subtle tobacco and cedar around the central honeysuckle and fennel notes. Medium-bodied, with a lovely soft effect on the tongue and slim ribbons of acidity weaving through the wine which ends long and focused. Great energy, elegance and precision. From a half-hectare parcel of vines planted before 1870, so some of the oldest in the Rhône Valley. Fermented then aged in used barrels.- 94 pts Matt Walls, Decanter Magazine