Côtes du Rhône Villages 'Plan de Dieu', Château St-Jean 2020
With only a few cases remaining of our Châteauneuf-du-Pape-sized Château Saint-Jean 'Plan de Dieu' 2020, now’s the time to snap up superlative Côtes du Rhône Villages value. At £14.95, it’s value that is easily £25’s worth in the nearby, more prestigious Châteauneuf environs. No wonder it’s been our best-selling Rhône to date.
No wonder the 2019 vintage was as well. Because when you find a comparatively modest Villages appellation offering such exceeding craftsmanship, dedication, and terroir expression as this, you snap it up. A Villages where producers work to put that modesty on the map.
Plan de Dieu is firmly on this map. And for no more delicious reasons as exemplified in a bottle of Château Saint Jean’s 2020: sumptuous old vine Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre bursting with juicy, spicy red and black fruit, flecked with peppery, mineral nuances, then showing good grip and greater length.