Maison Emma M.Louise , Les Soirées d'Emma, Les Calcaires éclatés, AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, Rouge, 2020

The Rhone Valley is home to some of the most attractive and adaptable wines in France, and Côtes du Rhône is its flagship red. Versatile and adaptable.

Story

The story
The Côtes-du-Rhône Villages wines we offer are made in collaboration with a domain based in Sablet, with parcels in the terroirs of Sablet, Plan-de-Dieu, and Rasteau mainly. The wines need about 18 months to start opening up. Their ageing potential is preserved, while the typicity of each terroir is naturally expressed.
Location
The domain from which the grapes and wines are made is an estate of about 50 hectares whose vines are divided between the appellations of Sablet, Plan-de-Dieu, Rasteau and Vacqueyras. The winery is located in the center of the village of Sablet.
Terroir
The parcels from which this wine is made are located in the northern part of the Plan-de-Dieu appellation, which has a cooler climate and soils of rolled pebbles resting on red clay.
This part of the vineyard, made of broken limestone, is exposed to the Mistral wind which can blow up to 200 days a year. Diseases are rare and the sanitary state is generally excellent. The main risk is the hydric stress specific to certain plots more exposed to the wind, which can sometimes block the ripening of the grapes for a few days during the year.
In the vineyard
The surface area of the parcels is 4.5 hectares. The soils are based on rolled pebbles resting on clay-limestone soils. The exposure is South, South-West. The altitude of the plots is 150 m.
Vinification
Put in vats entirely destemmed. Grenache and Syrah are vinified separately, at low temperature for 2 to 3 days in order to obtain a good extraction of the fruits. Regular delestages are practiced during the fermentation, as well as a 10 to 15 days of vatting depending on the vintage.
Ageing
After vinification, the wines are left to rest and then partially matured in oak barrels for oak barrels for 4 to 6 months to bring the wine to maturity depending on the vintage.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 70%
Syrah : 25%
Mourvèdre : 5%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.
Agriculture Raisonnée

Advice

Serving
Served at 17°.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
This wine has a bouquet of red fruits and spices. The Grenache brings roundness and suppleness, the Syrah, structure, spices, and color. It can be kept for up to 5-7 years.
Visual appearance
Ruby red and bright.
On the palate
Very balanced in the mouth, while being full and silky, this wine remains very accessible, presenting at times some refreshing mineral aromas, a certain lightness and a great accessibility.