Chateau Mont Redon Reserve Blanc 2018 (Cote Du Rhone) . Chateau Mont Redon is one of the largest producers of the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but you cannot live on these wines alone. They also make some of the best value wines from the larger Cote du Rhone, plus an absolutely amazing white wine perfect for the warmer months.
If you love white wines with a lot of flavour, but are sick of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc and are not a huge fan of wooded Chardonnay’s then this is the wine for you. Perfect if you want a white wine that you can sip and savour on a warm afternoon, then step up to this Rhone Ranger.
There is a texture and structure to this wine that just exudes lusciousness. It is big and classy, but in no way flabby. It is rich, yet still vibrant, showing stone fruit, citrus and melon aromas, with a bracing acidity and minerality.
All this for under $22 – Sensational !
So what is a Rhone Ranger?
A term that was coined in the US for wines made by traditional Rhone grape varieties. In this case a blend of 70% Grenache blanc, 20% Clairette and 10% Viognier . To maintain natural acidity and freshness, the wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, but was kept on fine lees over the winter to build that lovely texture and mouthfeel. The result is a vibrant, perfumed wine showing floral accented fruit notes, lovely volume and texture and finishing with good length and fresh acidity. Drink now and over the next 3-5 years.
Why not grab a six pack of the Mont Redon Reserve Rouge to make a sensational mixed Dozen.
A true Rhone Ranger if ever there was one
Matt the Bullionaire