Le Plan GT-G

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Le Plan GT-G

Le Plan-Vermeersch GT-G, Côtes du Rhône Villages


Grape variety: 100% GRENACHE
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP
Color: Deep violet red

Region: Rhône Valley, vineyards in Suze-la-Rousse, district Le Grand Bois
Age of vines: planted in 1972
Soil GT (Grand Terroir): clay-calcareous, pudding stones
Winegrowing methods: organic, in conversion

Harvest: hand and selective picking in September 2009
Yield: 3 tonnes per hectare, 25 hl/ha
Fermentation: In stainless steel vats, hand-plunged 3 times a day
Ageing: 12 months in French & American oak barrels
Analysis: 15%ABV, Rest sugar: 3.7 g/l, Total sulfuric acid: 5.7 g/l
Production: 6000 bottles (500 cases)

Tasting notes: This Grenache has a beautiful garnet colour, deep and rich, with pretty violet tints. The bouquet is complex and intense with a hint of plum, fig, blackcurrant and raspberry, blended with subtle hints of vanilla and grilled almond. This is a smooth wine, well-rounded, with lots of freshness and fruit, including cherry, and liquorices. The finish is rich and long-lasting.

Serving temperature: 15°C / 60°F (best open 4h before drinking)
Aging capacity: 10 years