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Unexpected Red - Chateau Montaud, Cotes de Provence 2019


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A fine and elegant red wine that has bold red fruit aromas and flavours with cherry, blackcurrant and liquorice being the most predominant notes. It has great balance with some spice notes that make this the perfect partner to red meats and game but also cheeses and some chocolate desserts. 

  • Country: France
  • Region: Provence
  • Subregion: Côtes De Provence Pierrefeu
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Variety: Grenache 40%, Syrah 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% and Mourvedre 10%
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Closure: Natural cork
  • Style: Bold and spicy with overtones of garrigue
  • Drink With: Red meats, game and cheeses, especially lamb

About the grower

The Vignobles Ravel Group were founded back in 1951. The Chateau Montaud is to be found halfway between St Tropez and Marseille and is now the headquarters of the group.

Situated on the site of an old Roman settlement, the vineyards benefit from the Mediterranean climate where summers are hot and winters just cool. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve low yields, to not permit irrigation of the vineyards and to only harvest when perfect ripeness has been achieved.

A typically Provencal grape blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre give a wine that is both complex and fruity, a great expression of Cotes de Provence Rose.