Terroir Daronton, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, Rouge, 2018

Story

The wine
Bringing together 236 artisan winegrowers in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Rhonéa produces a wine from one of the richest winegrowing terroirs in the Rhone, called Daronton, the name of the family who first planted the vineyard three generations ago. Formed by ice volcanoes 60 million years ago, the Dentelles de Montmirail comprise a patchwork of evaporate, blue clay, and limestone that give the wines a powerful, elegant, and deep flavour profile. The layers of sediment found several kilometres down rise to the surface here to form a terroir unlike any other in the world.
Terroir
Grapes have been growin in the Plan de Dieu vineyard in the heart of the Vaucluse department since the Middle Ages. Located in the heart of the appellation, the Grenache and Syrah vines are spread over a vast terrace with limestone, river stone, and alluvial soils.
Vinification
The greatest care has been taken in making this Plan de Dieu, combining the best of traditional and modern methods.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
The bouquet is redolent of a variety of fruits. The wine starts of quite straightforward and pleasant on the palate. It is a big and round, but with very elegant tannin as well as spicy flavours and a beautiful liquorice aftertaste.
Food pairing
Ideal with beef stew, duck, and creamy cheeses.