This could easily pass for $50 wine...and it's $12.99!
2019 Bernard Chamfort Plan de Dieu
Release Price: $20.00
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)
Lowest Online Price in the USA!
We continue to recommend using our website (HERE) and choosing in store / curbside pickup, and we will walk your order out and place it in your car.
- HOLIDAY HOURS BELOW -
I drink A LOT of Rhone wine (is that a bad thing?). I love Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhone, Cornas, Gigondas, Hermitage...I love it all. So when a wine like this comes along that tastes as it does, and only costs $12.99, I get super fired up. This could easily pass for a $50 Chateuneuf du Pape. It's that good.
So what's the up with the wine?
You may start by asking, why is this place called God’s Plain? Isn’t that a bit presumptuous?
Well, the tale is told that the name harks back to the Middle Ages, when walking across this wide, bandit-infested forest and scrubland was like committing your fate to God. But now it’s mostly vines on red clay and alluvial pebbles and cobbles. Nothing but red wine here, from the usual suspects of Grenache (mostly), Syrah and Mourvèdre. But like its neighboring Côtes du Rhone Villages, Plan de Dieu’s reds are made more complex by the regional garrigue, the aromatic, Mediterranean flora, particularly bay, thyme, and lavender.
While some New-Worlders just can’t wrap their heads around the idea that the nearby plants might add something to the wine, it seems pretty basic. If you can stand in the vineyard and smell those other plants, then some of those aromatic molecules are in the air, on the grapes and end up in the wine. It helps to have skilled and experienced winemakers too - The Chamfort family is a fourth-generation winery, with about 100 acres of vines in Sablet, Rasteau and Vacqueyras, as well as Plan de Dieu, where the bottles are embossed with the AOP’s insignia of grapes with a halo over them. Hmm. Maybe greater historical accuracy would have meant a bandit’s mask and a knife sticking out of the cluster, but they didn't ask us for our opinion on this one.
Only 168 cases came into the US this fall - and you have access to every one of them :)
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