Domaine Saint Damien Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes 2018


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Deeply coloured, this is a savoury, spicy and full-flavoured wine, from this award winning producer.

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St. Damien was an Early Christian saint (martyred in the year 287 A.D.), considered the patron saint of doctors. There was a chapel to his honour in the tiny hamlet of La Baumette, just outside the village of Gigondas, where Joel Saurel, the owner of the domaine, lives. Joel Saurel's ancestors thus took the name Saint Damien for the domaine.

La Baumette is the “hot corner” of the Gigondas appellation – great exposures and “galets roulées” rocks, like in Chateauneuf. Some of the oldest vines of the appellation are in this area, and Joel Saurel owns a good proportion of them that are over 100 years old.

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RRP £16.99
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Serve with Grilled red meats and meat stews
Awards Robert Parker, 90-92pts, 2019
Country France
Region Rhône
Subregion Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de
Grapes Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 15%, Carignan 5%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No