Maison Cascavel, Terre de Vents biologique, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, Rouge, 2020

These wines belong to a new family of wines which is essential for Cascavel in order to be consistent with the expectations of the wine lovers of this area. We make the wines together with renowned winemakers who offer us the privilege to combine their expertise with ours for a distinguished and voluntarily limited selection.

Story

Location
The parcels are located on the northern side of a vast alluvial terrace separating two rivers, the Ouvèze and l4aygues, with a variety of clay-limestone soils, sandstone (locally called safres), and some pebbles. This part of the appellation is renowned for producing fresh, complex and elegant wines.
Terroir
The terraces extend across the Northern part of the Plan-de-Dieu appellation that has a cooler climate, and pebble soils on red clay. As the name of the wine indicates, “Terre de Vents”, this part of the Rhone vineyard is particularly exposed to the Mistral wind which can blow up to 200 days a year. Diseases are occasional and the health state of the vineyards is generally excellent. The main risk is the water stress specific to some plots which are more wind exposed and can sometimes block grape maturity a few days a year.
Vinification
Totally destemmed vatting. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately, at low temperatures for 2 to 3 days in order to obtain a good fruit extraction. Regular racking during fermentation, as well as maceration for 10 to 15 days according the vintage.
Ageing
Laying down of the wine after vinification and partial ageing in oak barrels for 4 to 6 months in order to mature the wine according to the vintages.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 80%
Syrah : 20%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
Brillant ruby red wine with a red fruit and spicy bouquet. Well balanced on the palate while being fullbodied and silky, this wine is easy drinking with some fresh mineral aromas and a certain lightness. Grenache brings roundness and suppleness, Syrah, structure, spice and color. The wine can be kept up to 5-7 years.
Recipes

Reviews

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"Cascavel's certified organic 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Terre de Vents is a raspberry-scented blend of Grenache and Syrah. Silky textured and medium-bodied, it's a bit lithe and tart compared to most wines from this hot, windswept appellation, but it offers a distinctive take and should be reasonably long-lived (4-5 years)." [+]
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