Lot 721 | 2018 Côtes du Rhône
A big and bold red from one of the lesser-known regions in the Southern Rhône.
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- Côtes du Rhône
- Grenache 70%, Syrah 25%, Mourvedre 5%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
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A tiny slice of land located next to its more famous Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape neighbors, Plan de Dieu is a village-level Côtes du Rhône AOC located in the southern Rhône. Viticulture here is ancient, and can be traced on parchment over 650 years back to 1362!
This 2500-acre piece of pre-Middle Age history is home to a vast plain of rocky clay soils that force the roots to work extra hard to produce small yields of the classic Rhône trio: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Lot 721 is a 70/25/5 blend of the three, sourced from one of the handful of old growers in the area. It lives up to the region’s reputation for concentrated, rich wines – a big and bold Rhône red that’s produced from low-yield vineyards, harvested at optimal maturity for ripeness and intensity. A killer deal at a fraction of what you'd pay for its pricey siblings next door.
Great for everyday drinking
Great for everyday drinking
Not sure how CH does it, finding such little gems for such great value. This was a lovely GSM.
This was a nice red blend. Subtle. Flavorful. Very much enjoyed.
New World Fruit with French Terroir--Fantastic
Such a wonderful wine. More and more we are able to experience this "new" blend between New World fruit and old world terroir. I think this wine does it well at a price that simply cannot be beat. I would like to see Cameron find more "gems" from France. I know that there are increasing number of small winemakers who are embracing New World techniques and combining them with French heritage and earth. Fantastic find.
Wife Loves it
Bought it based on Cam's review. Wasn't expecting anything special, but this is a winner. Great everyday drinker.
Good wine needs time
This is a more difficult wine for me now. It has a lot going for it - good structure, and a great future, but it seems a little hard right now. I'd like to give a couple years, when I think it will be outstanding.
I have been a fan of Rhone GSM (Granache, Syrah, Muvedre) wines for some time, but I am not that familiar with French vineyards to know what to buy. So when I received this in my club box, I was very happy and as usual, Cam's palette has not let me down. "fruity and earthy at the same time". You can buy Rhone wines in this price point, but I do not know if they would be this pleasant to drink, my experience tells me no. I think I agree with Tim below, does not knock your socks off, but is such an agreeable change from other wines and a good price point that I have already bought more.
Opened this wine and was pleasantly surprised. This does take you out of the normal rut of red wines. I had forgotten how good Cote Du Rhones can be. The Hughes team has a winner hidden in this wine.
A great everyday wine
This is a terrific value. Lovely wine for everyday drinking.
This wine was fabulous! Not too dry, not too sweet. The perfect in between! Highly recommended.