Another heavenly find from the Rhone Valley, the Chateau du Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu red wine from Famille Quiot.
Sample submitted for review. The Chateau du Trignon Plan de Dieu has an SRP of $15 and is available for for as low as $12. Imported by Martin Scott Wines, David Milligan Selections.
Plan De Dieu
The vineyards of Château du Trignon, one of the most important properties of the region, nestle at the foot of the famous limestone cliffs the Dentelles de Montmirail.
The Famille Quiot of Châteauneuf du Pape bring their expertise and investments to maximise the quality these great vineyard sites.
Today we’ve got another excellent wine from the small Plan de Dieu (“Plan of God”) appellation, one of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages allowed to use their name on the label. It’s a fabulous little spot for red wine lovers, but we don’t typically see a lot of their wines on the shelves. After reviewing the Ferraton Pere et Fils Plan de Dieu just a few weeks ago, we were delighted to come across another tasty example.
The 2015 Chateau du Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu begins with lots of woodsy notes on the nose – it smells wonderful, a bit like a barrel room. You’ll also find some pleasing aromas of blackberry and apple plus a little black pepper and spice. The wine tastes smooth, round and soft in the mouth with lots of sweet, fleshy fruit along with licorice, nice herbal touches and spice. The fruit turns a bit tart on the dry, slightly grippy finish of this medium-bodied, easy drinking wine. Lingering touches of apple, berry and spice hang around for a while. Wonderful!
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