La Ferme du Mont

About

La Ferme du Mont in the Southern Rhône boasts a mosaic of vineyards, now owned and vinified by Stéphane Vedeau. Formerly a soccer player in Paris, Stéphane shifted to winemaking in 1989 and spent 15 years making award-winning wines in the Languedoc. Stéphane arrived in the Rhone Valley in 2000, creating La Ferme du Mont in the Southern Rhone where he continues to produce wines with freshness and soul using native yeasts and biodynamic methods. From La Ferme du Mont’s very first vintages, Robert Parker noted, “Stéphane Vedeau one of the young, energetic Turks of Chateâuneuf-du-Pape , has emerged from the woodwork to produce stunning wines…This is a seriously talented winemaker who is quickly emerging as a star of the southern Rhone.”

Le Rif

Vacqueyras

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Le Rif offers an authentic juice signed by nature itself with a lot of character and expression. Original taste structure rests on the old Mourvèdre harvested very late and whose small berries deeply mark the style of this cuvée. Manual harvest in small cases, vatting without yeasting, slow fermentation in stainless steel. Long liquorice, floral and fleshy finish.
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2020 Decanter 92 - September 2021

Jugunda

Gigondas

Harvest & Vintage Notes
From Gigondas where La Ferme du Mont has two different and complementary terroirs composed of Grenache and Syrah. Opulent, but also very fresh attack on the palate. Mediterranean spices, fine tannins, elegant and persistent.
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Saint Pierre

Vinsobres

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Situated in the Saint Pierre district in the hollows of the hills and enclosed by trees, grapes are produced using a natural farming approach. NEED TASTING NOTES
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Capelan

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Harvest & Vintage Notes
A Châteauneuf du Pape from the most beautiful complex plots. This cuvée is characterized by a silky and firm structure, very centered in its minerality. Made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Olives, cocoa and truffles, hyper concentration and great length.
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2019 Decanter 95 - October 2020

Vendange Rouge

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Harvest & Vintage Notes
From 80 to 100-year-old vines on a small terrace on rolled pebble floors with a large proportion of saffron. Made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. 12 month aging combines a small proportion of wood (10%) and a traditional ageing in concrete vats (90%). Crisp red and black fruits, smooth and racy.
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Vendange Blanc

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Made from different maturities of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette. Direct pressing and fermented in barrels made from the Tronçais forest. Low yield and very elegant ageing, White truffle, floral, beeswax.
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La Truffière

Côtes du Rhône

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Clairette vines between 35 to 55-years-old, in Limestone scree. Fermentation naturally occurs, fruits are harvested at different levels of maturity. The width and opulence of its scent prepares for a complex mouth. Acacia honey, spices, limestone minerality.
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Première Côte

Côtes du Rhône

Harvest & Vintage Notes
From La Ferme du Mont’s Premiere Côte, mostly on the Courthezon stretch to the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Fermented without sulfur to produce fine tannins while preserving its original freshness. Full-bodied, ripe red fruit, spices and wild herbs (garrigues).
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Le Ponnant

Côtes du Rhône Villages

Harvest & Vintage Notes
From the best Grenache and Syrah plots in Côtes du Rhône Villages in Courthézon, Gigondas and Rasteau. Long vatting with very gentle extractions. Very ripe fruit, black cherry, olive and black licorice. Sweetness of the fruit + sweetness of tannins = finesse and elegance.
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Mademoiselle du Mont

Côtes du Rhône

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Mainly composed of young Grenache grapes, vines are 15 to 25-years-old. 95% full destemming, then fermented in large concrete vats before being aged 10% in old barrels, and 90% in concrete. Gourmet red fruit, harmonious, fine and sapid.
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