Chateau Montfin / Corbières

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A Corbières Estate Of Depth And Distinction

An engineer and an accountant, father and son Raymond and Jérôme Esteve purchased the Montfin property from its bankrupt owners in 2001, having fallen immediately in love with the estate’s stunning setting on the lagoon of Peyriac-de-Mer. Construction of a state of the art winery quickly followed, and today the estate is managed full time by Jérôme, largely self taught in the arts of winemaking and grape growing.

Certified organic since 2009, the remainder of the estate is covered in bushes of garrigue and increasing plantings of olive and oak trees, with Jérôme aiming to increase his site’s biodiversity, and some hope of the latter yielding truffles one day. The vineyard is almost entirely old vine, with plantings dating up to 80 years and producing intense, concentrated fruit. Appellation laws dictate a maximum of 50% plantings of Carignan, Corbières’ signature variety (this limit controversial among many growers!)

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  • Château Montfin Blanc 2017

    $ 33.00 incl. GST

    60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Vermentino and 20% Roussanne

    A textural white with gentle acid, characterised by complex fruits and mouthfeel.  Exotic aromatics of florals, apricot, mango and citrus, with palate continuing these themes, the mouthfeel full and with impressions of natural fruit tannin.  Fruit is balanced by some dried herbal notes and tiny lick of iodine-like minerality providing further complexity.  Great drinking on its own or will complement a wide range of foods, from grilled vegetables or fish to shellfish and even spicy dishes.

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  • Château Montfin Vincent No Sulphur Red 2018

    $ 40.00 incl. GST

    85% Grenache, 15% Carignan.

    With Montfin’s reds continuing on a path of pretty and juicy stylings around lo-fi winemaking, Jérôme takes it a step further here with a proper no sulphur red.  Carbonic maceration gives a juiciness, and in the spectum of these styles, this is cleanly fruited and highly gluggable.  Currant, raspberry, Ribena and dark berries a-plenty here, with a coriander-esque herbal note, the tannins giving an ever so slightly raw edge to the wine.  The end result is less about production methods here, more about fruit driven deliciousness.

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  • Winter 2021 Mixed Dozen

    $ 265.00 incl. GST

    Leaning towards reds here, we’re running the spectrum from juiciness courtesy of 22 Degree Halo, to mid week quaffers in Baron Léopold’s delicious Bordeaux red. We’ve some bright Italian flavours through Insieme Primitivo, Intrigo Negroamaro and Greenstone’s excellent 2017 Sangiovese release, plus a couple of lovely fireside contenders in Schwarz Meta Shiraz and Lenton Brae Lady Douglas Cabernet.

    The occasional moment calls for something other than red, so a Montfin rosé is perfect for when you’re eating spicy, and the Brackenwood Riesling and Lenton Brae Chardonnay both nicely textured and not out of place in these cooler months.

    Full price of this dozen is $330. We’re offering it at $265 with free delivery, a saving of 20%.

    Pack contains one bottle each:

    • Lenton Brae Lady Douglas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    • Schwarz Grower Shiraz 2019
    • Greenstone Estate Sangiovese 2017
    • Baron Leopold Bordeaux Red 2018
    • Insieme Primitivo del Salento 2019
    • Intrigo Negroamaro 2019
    • Swinging Bridge MAW Pinot Noir 2018
    • 22 Degree Halo Red Blend 2020
    • Greenstone Gusto Shiraz 2019
    • Brackenwood Riesling 2018
    • Lenton Brae Southside Chardonnay 2020
    • Chateau Montfin Corbieres Rosé 2018

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