"Deep garnet colour. Delicate nose with notes of crisp red fruits, black currant jelly, raspberries and also some notes of cedar. Upfront attack supported by fine and fleshy tannins and a slight (menthol) twist. The vines are between 25 and 50 years old. DBM Christmas favourite!
60% Grenache, 40% Carignan."
The team at Le Plan des Moines, led by winemaker Claude Serra, have crafted a series of remarkable, low-intervention wines, with fruit sourced from their vineyards across the diverse terroirs of the Rhône Valley.
Their Côtes du Rhône Rouge 'La Borde' is sourced from a 12 acre vineyard located just north of Avignon, the Grenache and Carignan vines have an average age of 35 years. The fruit is handpicked, with fermentation carried out naturally in stainless steel tanks. Completely unoaked, the finished wine is super fresh and super current drinking.