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Gabriel Meffre

Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu

Appellation d'origine protégée

This particular terroir of round pebbles and alluvial terraces gives birth to a generous and spicy wine, typical of the Grenache grape variety. A pure pleasure with small game or ripened cheese

Plan de dieu
couleur
2013
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Exceptionally small and late picked due in part to a cool and damp Spring, the Summer weather proved warm and dry, extending into the harvest period and giving a generous, fruit-forward style.

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87   Wine Spectator
PRIX PLAISIR Bettane & Desseauve
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Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu
Vintage
2013

Terroir: 

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes grown on large alluvial terraces (plateau des Garrigues). The subsoil is a combination of blue clay, sandstone and cobalt.

Winemaking: 

The grapes are meticulously sorted, crushed and destemmed before fermentation which lasts for approximatively 3 weeks. The wine is then racked off before undergoing «malolactic» fermentation and spending up to 12 months in vat before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

This lush red wine reveals black fruit aromas (blackberry, cherry), exotic spices (paprika, cumin) and a touch of liquorice on the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Subtle and complex, the Plan de Dieu is an ideal companion to roast pheasant, grilled steak and even dark chocolate mousse. Serve at a temperature between 16°C and 18°C. Can be enjoyed now and up to 5 or 6 years of age.

Saint Mappalicus is the saint patron of a town called Jonquières, situated at the heart of the Plan de Dieu appellation.

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