Le Plan GT-1

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Le Plan Vermeersch vineyard

Le Plan GT-1

Le Plan-Vermeersch GT-1, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grape variety: 100 percent GRENACHE

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Color: Blackish purple red

Region: Rhone Valley, vineyards in Orange, district Cabrires

Soil GT: clay-calcareous, pudding (rolling) stones

Vine growing methods: organic, certified Ecocert

Harvest: hand and selective picking in September

Yield: 3.6 tonnes per hectare, 30 hl/ha

Fermentation: In stainless steel tank, hand-plunged 3 times a day

Ageing: 12 months in new French oak barrels

Analysis: 16% ABV, Total sulfuric acid: 3.9 g/l, Rest sugar: 4.9 g/l

Production: 600 bottles (50 cases)

Tasting notes: This wine is deeply coloured and intense with blackish purple hues. The heavily perfumed nose has marked notes of black cherry, liquorice, cloves, blackberry jam, chocolate and cocoa. The palate is warm and full-bodied, from concentrated yields teamed with very ripe tannins adding to its overall finesse. The finish is a subtle lingering of ripened red fruit aromas and liquorice balanced with a hint of tannins.

Serving temperature: 15° C / 60° F (best open 4h before tasting)

Aging capacity: 12 years