Château de Montfrin

France

Château de Montfrin has been in Jean-René de Fleurieu’s family since 1925 when his grandfather purchased the château and the vineyards. Jean-Rene took over in 2004 and today is supported by his daughter Aurore in the operation of the winery and its 100 hectares of organically farmed vineyards. In addition to vineyards, the estate also has olive groves. Looking after the land is a love affair for Jean-René. This is where he grew up, established roots and feels at home. The vineyards are spread out and are located in four different appellations: Pont du Gard, Costières de Nîmes, Côtes du Rhône, and Côtes du Rhône Villages. The vines grow in hallowed farmland made up of contrasting terrain, from the vast silty soils of the plains along the majestic Rhône to the sunny hillside of its banks and the stony plateaus of its now abandoned riverbeds.

Montfrin comes from the Latin Mons Fremens, “mountain of wild animals” fleeing the rising floods from the rivers below. As Jean-René says: “Today, other animals live here. Some of them even grow vines and olive trees”.

Wines

Montfrin la Tour Rosé · Profile

This elegant and charming rosé wine is a blend of Caladoc (crossing of Grenache and Malbec), Syrah, and Grenache. The summer breezes in this area along with the Mistral preserve the freshness and purity of the fruit. It is a harmony of complex aromas leading into round, pleasant palate.

SKU 869311

Montfrin la Tour Rosé · Pairing

This wonderful rosé pairs well with a wide range of dishes and is a very versatile food companion. Summer salads, shrimp cocktails, grilled fish and poultry will all benefit from the complex aromas and freshness.

Château de Montfrin Rouge Costières de Nîmes · Profile

A very harmonious blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from a very underrated appellation. Costières de Nîmes can provide wonderfully balanced, medium-bodied wines of great structure and depth. This wine is a good example. Wonderful aromas of dark fruit and violets are complemented by hints of spice and eucalyptus. The palate is well rounded and dense, leading into a long, pleasing finish backed up by ripe tannins.

SKU 869312

Château de Montfrin Rouge Costières de Nîmes · Pairing

Great choice with a flavourful cassoulet, medium ripe cheeses, a simple steak et frites or barbecued burger.

Château de Montfrin un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard · Profile

The grapes for this cuvée (80% Syrah and 20% Carignan) stem from the estate’s vineyards located in the Côtes du Rhône appellation. Reduced yields (max. 40 hl/ ha) and the selection of healthy grapes result in a full-bodied red wine with a lot of character and complexity. Hints of dark fruit and violets ump out, balanced by ripe, firm tannins, leading into a long, warming finish.

SKU 869313

Château de Montfrin un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard · Pairing

Good match to mature cheeses, roasted red meats, and flavourful cassoulet.

Château de Montfrin à la douceur d'aller Rouge · Profile

The grapes (60% Syrah and 40% Grenache) are harvested from a low-yielding vineyard in the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation. Maturation takes place in larger oak barrels for a hint of oak and additional complexity. The tannins are mature and silky, providing a beautiful balance to the aromas and flavours of dark fruit and black pepper.

SKU 869314

Château de Montfrin à la douceur d'aller Rouge · Pairing

Can be enjoyed on its own in front of a crackling fire and maybe accompanied by a nice cigar. Works great with roasted meats such as prime rib, leg of lamb, and venison.