Grenache , Syrah, Mourvedre.
Large alluvial terraces (plateau des Garrigues). The subsoil is a combination of blue clay, sandstone and cobalt.
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.
"Cotes Du Rhône Villages Plan De Dieu Saint-Mapalis has loads of potential. Revealing a healthy, vivid purple color as well as a big nose of Bing cherry, blueberries, peppery garrigue, and licorice, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, an expansive, opulent mouthfeel, no hard edges, and just loads of Provençal charm." Jeb Dunnuck, october 2020
Service & food pairing suggestions:
This Plan de Dieu "Saint Mapalis" is an ideal companion to cold cuts, gnocchis with olives or lamb stew. Enjoy it at a 13-15°C, now or up to 5/6 years of age.