Full Review

Domaine Dame Guilherme

Domaine Dame Guilherme
2018 Plan de Dieu, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Domaine Dame Guilherme
2018 Plan de Dieu, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Côtes du Rhône

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Light brown brick red color. Fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of cherry mint compote, dried sage , damp rose petal, black olive salt, and rosemary with a velvety, lively, dry medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish manifesting elements of vanilla almond, cinnamon, ripe plum, India ink, tomato stem, and black olive flesh with crunchy, chewy, woody tannins and light oak flavor. Complex and savory example suited for fine meals and contemplation

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: cherry mint compote, dried sage , damp rose petal, black olive salt, and rosemary
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of vanilla almond, cinnamon, ripe plum, India ink, tomato stem, and black olive flesh
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex and savory example suited for fine meals and contemplation

The Importer

Serge Doré Selections Ltd.

The Importer
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Chappaqua, NY 10514
USA
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Rhone Red Cotes du Rhone

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Côtes-du-Rhône is produced in red and white versions; the red being far more popular and better known. These are blends of several grapes, most often Grenache and Syrah with other varieties including Mourvedre and Carignan. Medium-bodied, they have red cherry and berry fruit, slight spice and woodsy flavors, good acidity and moderate tannins. These are made in a style to be consumed from three to seven years. although a few of the best can drink well for a decade.

Much like their red siblings, Côtes-du-Rhône whites are a great value, with many wines at or under $20 to be found. They must be made from at least 80% of the allowed Rhone white grapes: Clairette, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Viognier and make ideal summer quaffers.

White wines from this area can vary enormously in quality and typicity from thin and watery to juicy and ripe. The best producers, however, will make wines that are rich and ripe. Côtes-du-Rhône is almost always drinkable upon release and requires no further cellaring.