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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2017 Product #33418 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2017 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2017

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Philippe during one of his (too infrequent) visits to the store and many more of you have been drinking his robust Cotes du Rhone reds for years.  So you already know that Philippe is a humble, no fuss, no drama, winegrower who makes wines loaded with ripe fruit, bold textures, long finishes, and oodles of honest Rhone character.  What you might not yet have discovered:  Philippe is one of the best white wine makers working in the Southern Rhone today!

Especially 2017, where one sniff and sip will have you agreeing with me and his importer, Olivier Daubresse:  this is the best white wine Philippe has ever made.  As always, it’s a blend of 50% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Marsanne done entirely in tank.  The nose is so pretty, with generous but poised aromas of summer peach and apricot, a squirt of Clementine, white flowers, and just a touch of crushed stone.  As Philippe’s Viognier vines have matured, the floral/stone fruit notes have become a bit more restrained, allowing notes of earth, mineral and citrus to become easier to small and taste.  The flavors are round and smooth on the front and mid-palate before the lemon, peach and crushed stone flavors gain power and breadth across the long, mouthwatering, finish.

A joy to drink tonight on its own or with a broad range of summery foods, this will handle heavier and more savory dishes come winter and mature gracefully for at least a decade.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Product #32260 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016

Another lovely vintage for this classy Rhone white that puts many (much more expensive) Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites to shame.  As always, it’s about half Viognier for peachy fruit and fragrance plus Grenache blanc for body and Marsanne for complexity and minerality.

The excitement starts on the nose, where you’ll find generous aromas of creamy peach, fruit blossom, Clementine and crushed chalk. Take a sip, and you'll experience an explosion of bright apricot, yellow peach, honeysuckle and mint flavors up front before chalk, wet stone, and peach skin notes emerge at the end. The juicy acids keep this rich, medium-bodied, white fresh and make it a great choice for drinking as an aperitif, with cheeses, or with grilled fish and fruit salsa.  It will age surprisingly well if you can keep your hands off it now!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Product #32019 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015

If you like your reds a bit more on the funky, earthy, chocolaty, side, then this is the 2015 Plantevin for you!  The blend here is 52% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 20% Carignan and the rest Mourvedre, all made and aged in tank.  The Syrah and dollop of Mourvedre really show on the nose, with bold aromas of dark black fruits, leather, roasted meat and fresh earth boiling up out of the glass.  The texture in the mouth is a bit richer and fuller than La Daurelle and the fruit darker and more roasted.  

A hint of bitter chocolate joins the dark fruit flavors with accents of roasted meat, earth, warm stones and garrigue delivering fantastic complexity.  With air, the earthy, slightly funky, notes of classic Southern Rhone reds come up and sing out.  Firm, muscular, and juicy on the finish, this is a great rendition of Visan with outstanding length and power to the long finish.  Ready now for sure and even better over the next few years.  A winner.

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