Chateau Mont Redon 2022 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blan – Rhone $95.00

chateau mont redon 2022 chateauneuf-du-pape blan - rhone $95.00
Blend of:  Grenache blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Picpoul grapes.
The thing that won me over with just a single sniff, was the heady perfume of summer wrapped in minerals and fresh light honeyed notes of lemon blossoms and peel all rushing to fill the nostrils at the same time.
Then after sniffing long and hard, came time to taste the wine. Wow! Really its not often I get a wow moment these days, but truly minerals with a cleansing acid washing the palate with concentrated not quite oily fresh fruit.  There is no other way to describe the round mouth feel to this fantastic fresh bright golden yellow wine.
This style of CNDP can age for 10 to 15 years with ease this is when the wine takes on an oily dense mouth feel with a smooth texture as good as that sounds.

I prefer to drink the wine young as I love the deep, fresh rush of fruit and minerals in harmony with the fresh acid as it cleans the palate and begs for more.

the new way we drink in 2022Michael Lillis

The Rot has set in.

I enjoyed this wine with pan-fried scallops in butter. Thinly sliced and tossed in a freshly grated Grana Padano cheese risotto.
As I think Grana Padano Parmesan, offers a softer and subtler taste to the Reggiano Parmesan, as you don’t want to overpower the delicate flavour the scallops.
PS. If you can’t be bothered going to the trouble of the risotto, try fresh oysters as they work very well with this wine also.

Michael Lillis

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