Le Plan GT-X

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Le Plan Vermeersch vineyard

Le Plan GT-X

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

Grape variety: BLEND of the 10 best barrels of the winery, all grapes possible

Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP

Color: Deep ruby red

Region: Rhone Valley

Age of vines: planted between 1972 and 1996

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

Vine growing methods: organic, in conversion

Harvest: hand and selective picking in September

Yield (average): 3 ton per hectare, 25 hl/ha

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

Ageing: 12 months in mixed oak barrels

Analysis: 15% ABV, Total sulfuric acid: 3.4 g/l, Rest sugar:3.7 g/l

Production: limited to 3000 bottles (250 cases) only the best vintages

Tasting notes: This GT-X wine has a magnificent and deep ruby color, with bright tints. Fresh licorice with subtle earthy notes mixed with dried almond highlight the bouquet. Magnificently opulent and well-rounded, this is a refined and ample wine. The tannins are buttery, fine and integrated, and the finish that lingers on.

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

Aging capacity: 12 years