Chateau Mont-Redon’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Fabre family really is a classic, and never disappoints. This 2018 is a very full, flavoursome wine to keep you warm in the cooler months but also makes for an excellent food companion. Smooth, rich and very fruity too, there is lots to like from this traditional Southern Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. It’s full-bodied with generous alcohol and plenty of fruit, including cherry, blackberry and a hint of dark chocolate and mulled spices.
This is a very well-respected estate in Chateauneuf-du-Pape that was founded all the way back in 1344, and has a fascinating history. As with many vineyards in this area of the Rhone, vines were originally planted by the Romans, but later the estate’s vineyards became part of the Pope’s own lands when the Papal estate was moved from Rome to Avignon in the 14th Century. These days, its a family-run estate with Pierre Fabre at the helm, making truly lovely wines which drink well in youth and age too. Perfect for sipping over an autumn or winter evening or alternatively matched with stews and hearty vegetable dishes. We would recommend decanting for an hour before serving. 14.5% ABV.