Domaine Chamfort, Rasteau ‘La Planne’ 2021
Rich, dense and concentrated Southern Rhône red, brimming with lots of dark fruits, and complex herb and spice notes.
Much like Châteauneaf-du-Pape, the soils in the commune of Rasteau are a mixture of thick Clay and firm limestone topped with the galet stones which absorb the days sunshine. These large round stones store this heat which is then reflected back upon the vines as the night time temperatures cool. The Mistral plays an all-important role here, too, brining cooling currents from the north, prolonging the growing season. These are ideal conditions for perfect ripening of sun-loving varieties and the subsequent wines are rich with dark fruits and abound with energy. This has fresh dark cherry and blackberry, hints of rosemary, pepper and sweet spice. The palate is dense and succulent with ripe, firm tannins and a persistent finish.