Chateau Mont Thabor

Chateau Mont Thabor Cotes du Rhone 2017


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Rhone, France

Chateau Mont Thabor Cotes du Rhone is a gorgeous red wine gem of 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre. Château Mont Thabor was built in the 17th century, deriving its name from one of the most famous mountains of Galilee, Israel. In 1881 Fritz Stehelin bought the estate, continued the established wine making but improved conditions and quality of the wines. In 1940, Luc Stehelin succeeded his great uncle Fritz and continued to improve the viticulture and viniculture practices at the Chateau, integrating the utilization of horses in the vineyards. Since 1977 to present day, Daniel Stehelin has followed in the steps of his father Luc, producing some of the most elegant yet powerful wines of the region. He cultivates these unfiltered, rich yet pure red wines from 4 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and six hectares in Côtes du Rhône.

Grapes are fermented for 4 weeks in concrete vats, then aged in the same concrete vat for 12 months and bottled without filtration. This full-bodied red expresses lovely purple and blue fruits, with sweet spice and tobacco notes, followed by a gravelly hint on the finish.

Enjoy Mont Thabor Cotes du Rhone with lamb chops, skirt steak, burgers and grilled vegetables.

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