IT’S A PLAN DE DIEU – DIVINE WINE
The appellation Plan de Dieu literally translated means “field of God.” Must be something heavenly going on here. Legend has it that in the Middle Ages it was said that anyone who ventured into the huge fields of scrubland had better put their trust in God. Why? Because the area was populated with bandits. Now it is cultivated prime vineyard land planted with the premium Grenache and Syrah grape varieties. Romain and Thibaut Chamfort are the owners of Domaine Verquière. This bottling consists of an 80/20% blend of Grenache and Syrah. The taste is seductive, velvety and persistent. The soil is worked at depth to bring out all the true character of the terroir, making it less compact and encouraging the proliferation of micro-organisms in the soil which enhances the qualities of the terroir and consequently the wine. All this special attention paid to the vines has led to smaller yields, below the regulatory yields. Just reading this should make you feel healthier. Enjoy with Provence delicacies including charcuterie, cheeses or spicy Mediterranean dishes.
2015 DOMAINE DE VERQUIÈRE PLAN DE DIEU V537936, $21.95.
Click here for more information!