Plan de Dieu is a special region in the southern Rhône producing rich, concentrated wines. Domaine Martin certainly makes the most of the location with this silky, Gold medal red and its waves of ripe, velvety fruit, wild herbs and smoky complexity.
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Warm, ripe fruit and rounded tannins. Spice and herbal notes
Ripe berry fruits, sweet spices and herbal nuances
Villages is a step up from standard Côtes du Rhône and you'll taste the difference in this rich, ripe, well priced red from the Plan de Dieu. This area in the southern Rhône is strewn with the same pebbles that you’ll find in Châteauneuf du Pape, that help achieve super ripeness by absorbing heat in the day and radiating it at night. It results in some of the most attractive, warm fruited wines you’re likely to find anywhere. This red is from a small estate that’s been in the Martin family for over a century. Julien Martin bought the original five hectares of vines and his son Jules expanded the property and built a winery. Today great grandsons David and Eric are in charge. From a great vintage, this red is a top barbecue choice.
"Makes you glad to be alive! Intensely fruity and superb with spicy Jambalaya"
Online Review For the 2017 vintage