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Espigouette Côtes du Rhone Villages "Plan De Dieu"

Country

France

Region

Rhone

Sub-Region

Côtes du Rhone

Producer

Domaine de l'Espigouette

Vintage

2016

Composition

80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre

Certifications

Certified Organic

Press

90 points Wine Advocate

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WINEMAKER NOTES

Domaine de l’Espigouette is now run by Bernard Latour, his wife and two sons, Julian and Emilien The estate vineyard is located in the Rhone Valley of France: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Plan de Dieu, Violes, Jonquieres. They carefully work the vineyard according to the climatic characteristics of vintage and different terroirs.

TASTING NOTES

Open and expressive nose with sweet spices of cinnamon and nutmeg leading to red fruit and finishing with blackberry jelly. Supple and round, with hints of caramel and vanilla. Rounded tannins.

VINEYARD

The vineyard covers the municipalities of Camaret-sur-Aigues, Jonquières, and Travaillan Violès. From old vines over 45 years on average. Our vines are in the municipalities of Camaret-sur-Aygues and Travaillan. Our plots are not morcellées we have three plots, one of five hectares, a three and a half hectares, and one and a half hectares. These are generally old vines with low yields, which makes a very good concentration in the bay and a high quality grape. It is a land of scrubland, where the Mistral blows abundantly, which optimizes the grape ripening.

VINIFICATION

  • Aging: 12 to 18 months in concrete tanks

PRESS

“A tank-matured blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu is a charming, medium to full-bodied and supple wine for drinking young. Herbal notes accent raspberry and cherry fruit, while the silky finish adds hints of orange zest.”  – 90 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate