Le Plan GT-C

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Le Plan Vermeersch vineyard

Le Plan GT-C

Le Plan-Vermeersch GT-C

Grape variety: 100% CARIGNAN
Appellation: France-Méditerranée IGP
Color: Purple red

Region: Rhône Valley, vineyards in Tulette
Age of vines: planted in 1966
Soil GT: clay and lime soil
Vine growing methods: organic, certified by Ecocert

Harvest: hand and selective picking in October 2009
Yield: 3 tonnes per hectare, 25 hl/ha
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats, hand-plunged 3 times a day
Ageing: 12 months in old French & American oak barrels
Analysis: 14.5%ABV, Total sulfuric acid: 3.8 g/l, Rest sugar: 5.5 g/l
Production: 6000 bottles (500 cases)

Tasting note: This Carignan has a beautiful purple colour, deep and rich. Pure fruit aromas are present on the nose including fresh fruit, cherry and plum. There is also a mineral note. The fruit follows through onto the palate, with red fruit compote and a touch of cherry. An austere wine with notable tones from its fine tannins. The finish is long and marked hint of coffee.

Serving temperature: 15°C / 60°F (best open 4h before drinking)
Aging capacity: 7 years