Chateau Mont-Redon

Jean Abeille and Didier Fabre.
Chateau Mont-Redon, 84231 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex
Tel. +33 490 837 275
Direct sale: All days 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00. 
January-February closed in weekends. In summer perode open to 19.00
Mail: chateaumontredon@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://www.chateaumontredon.fr/

     

The property is one of the biggest in Chateauneuf du Pape. The first record of the name of the chateau dates back to 1334: "Mourredon". The latin name muntem retundum (the round mountain) became in provencal Mourredon and later Mont Redon.
Anselme Mathieu (1828-1895), the wellknown poet who together the author  Frédéric Mistral founded le Félibrige to keep the provençal language alive lived for a period of his life at Mont Redon when the place was owned by his mother Claire Mathieu. He called himself Marquis de Mont-Redon. His mother died around 1866, when phylloxéra destroyed all vineyards in the village
The owners today are the 3th generation at the property since 1923. That year a forefather of the two families Henri Plantin acquiered the place mostly covering woodland. At that time the vineyards covered only 2,5 ha. Plantin changed the woods into vineyards and bought more vineyards.
Two daughters of Plantin married an Abeille and a Fabre and in this way the two family names appeared on the domain.
Today the domain covers 174 ha of which 100 ha are vineyards of AOC Chteauneuf du Pape.
In 1980 30 ha. in AOC Cotes du Rhone were purchased and in 1997 a property in Roquemaure - the Lirac appellation - with 21 ha.
340.000-360.000 bottles of red Chateauneuf du Pape and 100.000-110.000 bottles of white Chateauneuf du Pape are produced each vintage. This means that the production of white wine is relatively big. 
The 4th generation is ready to continue. four sons of the owners work at the domain. Pierre Fabre is responsible for the work in the cellar and Yann Abeille is responsible for the work in the vineyards.

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape
2012: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre and 2% other varieties 
1/2 aged in pièces for 12 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2014: 55% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc, 
10% Roussanne and 5% Picpoul.  

Lirac
2013: 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. 
1/3 aged in pièces for 10 months.

Lirac Rosé
2013: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 

Lirac Blanc
2013: 45% Clairette, 25% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne and 
10% Viognier. 

Cotes du Rhone
2014: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2014: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2014: 90% Roussanne and 10% Viognier

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
2014: 100% Viognier.

 


 Jean Abeille and Didier Fabre and 
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Pierre Fabre presented the wines of the domain at 
Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape April 2014


Patrick Abeille, Yann Abeille, Jérôme Abeille and Pierre Fabre. This photo and those below belong to the domain

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