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Chateau de Montfaucon

Rodolphe de Pins
Rue du Chateau 22 30150 Montfaucon
Tel. +33 466 503 719
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 13.00-18.00. 
Or by appointment.
Mail: contact@chateaumontfaucon.com
Web: http://www.chateaumontfaucon.com

Chateau de Montfaucon is a place rich of history. The situation near by the Rhone River is of great strategic importanse. 
In 1420 the castle was owned by The Laudun family who was given the title as Baron to Montfaucon from the French king. 
In 1766 Joseph Gabriel de Pertuis became the owner and Baron de Montfaucon. He is a direct forefather of the owner today.
1910-1970 the place was managed by a woman, comtesse Madelaine, who married de Pins and then became Comtesse de Pins of Montfaucon. 
Until 1995 the production was delivered to the cooperative, but the next generation taking over this year Rodolphe de Pins had 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.

Rodolphe de Pins at Decouvertes in Avignon 2019
de Pins is the président og Syndicat de l'AOC de Lirac

Wines some years ago:

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 months,
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 declared Lirac

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Chateau de Montfaucon Comtesse Madeleine
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.

Vin du Pays de Gard Domaine Montfaucon Viognier
100% Viognier. 85% Fermented and matured in cement tank. 15% in barriques.

Vin du Pays de Gard Domaine Montfaucon Marsanne
100% Marsanne. 85% Fermented and matured in cement tank. 15% in barriques.

Vin du Pays de Gard Domaine Montfaucon Les Gardettes
50% Syrah, 15% Carignan,15% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache.
From younger vines. Matured in cement tank.

Vin du Pays de Gard Rosé Domaine Montfaucon Les Gardettes
60% Cinsault, 20% Counoise, 10% Grenache and 10% Carignan.

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