Ownership: Christian Meffre
Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $14
Carignan – Grenache – Syrah is a popular blend of three dark-skinned grape varieties used extensively in Southern France and north-eastern Spain. The blend is differentiated from the Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend by the inclusion of Carignan, which is not one of the permitted grape varieties of that appellation.
Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu is an appellation for the increasingly respected red wines from the villages of Camaret-sur-Aigues, Jonquieres, Violes and Travaillan in the southern half of the Rhone valley in France. The name Plan de Dieu comes from the plain (plan, in French) on which these villages are located and where many of the appellation's best grape-growing sites are to be found. The plain increases gently in altitude towards Violes in the north and Jonquieres in the east until it reaches the base of the Dentelles de Montmirail foothills, where the longer-established crus of ... more