Chateau de Montfaucon
Rodolphe de Pins
Rue du Chateau 22 30150 Montfaucon
GPS: Longitude: 4° 45' 14" Latitude: 44° 04' 31" N
Tel. 466 503 719
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 13.00-18.00. Or by appointment.
Chateau de Montfaucon is a place rich
of history. The situation near by the Rhone River is of great strategic
importanse. It's also situated at the border between parts of France
which were controlled by the king or the church and the popes in the
The oldest part of the towers at the castle can be dated back to the 11th
In 1420 the castle was owned by The Laudun family who was given the
title as Baron to Montfaucon from the French king.
During the next couple of centuries with the religious wars the castle
was partly destroyed.
In 1766 Joseph Gabriel de Pertuis became the owner and Baron de Montfaucon.
He is a direct forefather of the owner today.
His son Eugene also mayor of Avignon and a member of parliament married
a Scottish lady and that's the reason for the Schottish style you can
recognize in the building which was restored by her son Baron Louis in
1910-1970 the place was managed by a woman, comtesse Madelaine, who
married de Pins and then became Comtesse de Pins
Until 1995 the production was delivered to the cooperative, but the next
generation taking over this year Rodolphe de Pins
has some experience as a winemaker. He has among other places been
working at Domaine du Vieux
Télégraphe in Chateauneuf du Pape.
In 1995, when Rodolphe de Pins took
over, the domain was covering 18 ha. New plantings and purshase of older
vineyards have increased the holdings of vineyards to 45 ha.
Lirac Chateau de Montfaucon Baron Louis
40% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan,
10% Counoise and 10% Mourvèdre.
A selection from the best and the oldest parcels up to 95 years old
vines. 60% of the blend is aged in 1-5-years-old barriques for about 12
Named fron Baron Louis de Montfaucon, who reconstructed the castle in
the 19th century.
This wine was until 2009 declared as a Cotes du Rhone but since 2010
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Chateau de Montfaucon Comtesse
40% Viogner, 30% Marsanne, 10% Clairette, 10%
Bourboulenc and 10% Picpoul.
Fermented in barriques and then 60% is aged in 1-5-years-old barriques
for 12 months. Named from the grandmother of the owner Comtesse
Madeleine de Pins.
Cotes du Rhone Chateau de Montfaucon
50% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 10% Coinoise.
Fermented and matured in cement tank for about 18 months
Vin de Monsieur le Baron de Montfaucon
"When I found this old magnificent label from
the 1820s used by my great, great, grand father, Baron Eugene de
Montfaucon, I realised all the history that was behind Montfaucon wines.
In order to make a wine in the spirit of those days nearly 200 years
ago, we fermented together all the grapes we have on the estate, 15 in
total. The wine is racked straight into barrels after fermentation, as
they did in the old days.This wine, unique in its style, is all in
finesse, fruit, flower and elegance. It is in its own world, out of this
time. I am sure it will seduce wine lovers, connoisseurs and collectors."
The 15 varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Counoise,
Mourvèdre, Muscat, Aubun, Alicante, Tempranille - and white varieties:
Viognier, Marsanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul.
IGP Gard Domaine Montfaucon Viognier
100% Viognier. 85% Fermented and matured in cement
tank. 15% in barriques.
IGP Gard Domaine Montfaucon Marsanne
100% Marsanne. 85% Fermented and matured in cement
tank. 15% in barriques.
IGP Gard Domaine Montfaucon Les Gardettes
IGP Gard Rosé Domaine
Montfaucon Les Gardettes
50% Syrah, 15% Carignan,15% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre
and 10% Grenache. From younger vines. Matured in cement tank.
60% Cinsault, 20% Counoise, 10% Grenache and 10% Carignan.
Rodolphe de Pins at Decouvertes in Avignon 2019
He has actually (2021) the job as the président of AOC Lirac
Rodolphe de Pins and Mari
Hartikainen in the ageing cellars,
of which some part is about 500 years old.
Rodolphe de Pins is a part af an untraditional
cooperation between 4 well known producers from Rhone: http://www.rhonegang.com/
- Not sure about their actual "gangart"