LePlan-Vermeersch

Ann and Dirk Vermeersch
Le Grand Bois 100, 26790 Suze-la-Rousse
GPS: 44,16,49 - 4,52,19
Tel. +33 475 000 080
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 14.00-18.00
Mail: ann@vermeersch.fr
Web:
https://www.leplangt.com/

       

The owner Dirk Vermeersch has quite an unusual backgrund to become a wine grower.
He was born in Belgium in 1952 and has a past as a business man and rally driver (1973-86). At his web site he tells about the car racing which ended with a serious accident. After some years in the automobil business he decided to change his style of life and become a vigneron.

In 2000 he purchaced a 200 years old big mansion near Tulette with some vineyards. The first vintage of his own was then 2001. His daughter Ann and her friend Sébastien Barbara have since 2005 been responsible for the wine making.
The couple were both attending the wine school in Orange.
In 2010 a new and modern cellar was built by their own vineyards in Suze-la-Rousse

Today the domain covers 25 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village or IGP area. In 2006
a parcel of 0,16 ha. in Chateauneuf du Pape was bought and from here about 600 bottles of Chateauneuf du Pape are made.

The work in the vineyards is done by organic principles. Some of the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique and the rest will follow in the near future.
The yield is kept low - about 25 hl./ha. 

Nearly all wines from own vineyards are made as single varietals.
The letters GT in the names of the cuvées means "Grande Terroir".
The letter at the end of the names relates most often to the grape varieties. These wines are now declassified to VDF in spite of the situation of the vineyards in Cotes du Rhone Village area.
Beside the wines from own vineyards a range og negociant wines are markeded by the domain. These wines have the word "Classic" added to the name. Wines from young vines at the domain's vineyards can be used in these wines.

Wines

Chateauneuf du Pape GT-1
2013: 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. 
Aged for 12 months in barriques. Production only about 600 bottles.
The figur "1" refers to Formel-One - The squares at the labels symbolises those at the goul flag in racing which is only seen by the winner.

VDF GT-Grenache
2013: 100% Grenache. Aged for 12 months in barriques

VDF GT-Syrah
2013: 100% Syrah. Aged for 12 months in barriques

VDF GT-Carignan
2013: 100% Carignan. Aged for 12 months in barriques

VDF GT-X
2013: Selection from the best barrels in cellar after 12 months of ageing.

VDF Blanc GT-Viognier
2014: Viognier. 50% fermente and aged in new barriques.

VDF GT-Rosé
2014:
100% Grenache. 33% fermented in barriques. Matured in steel tank

VDF GT-Dessert.
2012:100% Grenache. 50% fermented and aged in new sur lie for 6 months.

Negociant wines

LePlan Chateauneuf du Pape Classic
2012: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

LePlan Gigondas Classic
2012: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

LePlan Vacqueyras Classic
2013: 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

LePlan Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Classic
2014: 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

LePlan Cotes du Rhone Classic
2014: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

LePlan VDF Merlot Classic
2013: 100% Merlot

LePlan VDF Rosé Classic
2014: 100% Grenache.

LePlan Cotes du Rhone Blanc Saugvignon Classic
2014: Saugvignon Blanc


Sébastien Barbara, Ann and Dirk Vermeersch 
some years ago in their first cellar in Tulette


Ann Vermeersch July 2013


Dirk and his daughter Ann. Photo from Facebook

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