Calendal Plan De Dieu

In 2004, after years of giving advice to many of the top estates in the Southern Rhône, Philippe Cambie purchased several hectares of vines in Plan de Dieu. What drew him here, of all places, was partially the terroir but, primarily several hectares of old-vine Mourvedre. As the king of Grenache, it might seem surprising that Philippe is in the possession of so much Mourvedre, but Plan de Dieu is a warm growing region within in the Rhône Valley, exposed and flat, conditions which suits the late-ripening, heat-loving Mourvedre perfectly.

Calendal Plan de Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "One of the gems in the vintage is Philippe Cambie’s 2014 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Calendal. Made from 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre, completely destemmed, and aged 12 months in one-third each of new, once used, twice used barrels, it offers sensational notes of black

Calendal Plan de Dieu Mourvèdre/Grenache 2012
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The finest wine yet produced by proprietor Philippe Cambie and his partner, Gilles Ferran, this blend of equal parts Mourvedre and Grenache aged 12 months in one-year-old barrels comes from vines in the charming yet spiritual name of Plan de Dieu (Plan of God). Sadly, there are