David Gaugué's tiny 1 hectare estate sits in the shadow of the Dentelles de Montmirail (pictured) in Plan de Dieu– a small appellation in between Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas in the Southern Rhône.
The estate is organically certified and the crop hand harvested by David, his family and friends.
His 2017 is unfiltered and unfined to avoid stripping the wine of any flavour, so it might throw a bit of deposit, but the juice itself is absolutely sensational – incredibly vibrant with juicy red fruit flavours, a lovely freshness and delicate herbal notes from the garrigue that covers the hills in the area.
It is so good at the moment with its youthful fruitiness and ripe tannins that it seems a shame not to drink it straight away, but it will develop well so you could always hang on to a few bottles and see how it matures over the next 3 – 4 years.
N.B. This wine is in stock and available for immediate delivery.
For an overview of what the Rhône Valley is all about, take a look at my blog by clicking here.
"Ripe, juicy, lifted blueberry and black cherry. Fruity acidity. A solid tannic base and a long finish. The best of Plan de Dieu." - 91 points. Matt Walls on the 2016, Decanter Magazine.