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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

Gabriel Meffre signature CDRV Plan de Dieu
couleur
2018
Elegant & Balanced
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvests with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested for a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
Rewards

90 pts - ARGENT - Decanter

etiquette
Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache , Syrah, Mourvèdre

Terroir: 

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 3 to 5 weeks. The wine is then racked off before undergoing malolactic fermentation and spending up to 6 months in vat before bottling.
Vegan Friendly

Tasting notes: 

Deep purple robe
Powerful nose with spicy and garrigue aromas
Well-balanced between roundness (Grenache) and structure (Syrah)
Elegant and velvety with a very pleasant fresh finish on the palate

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

This Plan de Dieu "Saint Mapalis" is an ideal companion to cold cuts, gnocchis with olives and chicken breast with aromatic herbs or "Provencal ratatouille". 
Enjoy it at a 16-18°C, now or up to 5/6 years of age.

Saint Mapalis is patron saint of the village of Jonquières, located at the heart of the "Plan de Dieu" vineyards. 

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