Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages 2017 - Domaine Saint Pierre
We could not have invented the name Plan de Dieu any better. An area of 371 hectares around four municipalities already belonged to the AOC Côtes du Rhône-Villages. One of those communes is Violès and is the home town of 'our' Jean-François Fauque. A few harvests ago, the naming of this part of the Côtes du Rhône area changed. From 2005, this area may officially use the name Côtes du Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu, which literally means 'the Plan or Domain of God'. Coincidentally, Jean-François' winery has been called Domaine Saint-Pierre for centuries. Which means nothing less than 'Domain of Saint Peter', the founder of the Catholic Church and also the first pope. Can it be more beautiful? The guardian of the Church in the middle of the Domain of God. This immediately explains why Jean-François Fauque makes such divine wines. The Grenache, Syrah and Mouvédro grapes (60-20-20%) make this deep red/purple wine a winner. The scent of strawberries and blackcurrants gives jammy tones. A soft, full of character and divine wine. Delicious with hearty food and a bit of game. Serve at 16 to 18 degrees.
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