Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu 

   

Plan de Dieu was formed during the last Ice Age. The relatively "flat" area is bounded by the two rivers Aygues and Ouvèze.
Aigues
or Eygues as the river is called in Drôme (border between Drôme and Vaucluse), runs close to well-known wine villages such as Cairanne, Saint-Roman-de-Malegarde, Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues, Vinsobres
It
merge with Rhone at Caderousse
Ouvèze
merge with Rhone south west of Sorgues and runs close to or through Bedarrides, Jonquières, Violès, Sablet and Vaison-la-Romaine


Cllick for bigger illustation


Cllick for bigger illustation

The name (Plan Dei) was used in 1326 in a contract bethween farmers in Camaret and Travaillan regulating fields between the landowner.

It's likely that the plaine got its name from nuns. The biggest landowner today in the area is Domaine Bois de Dames also use old nune related names for his domains  Domaine de l'Abbaye de Prébayon and Domaine de Dieumercy

2005 AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu

In 2005 INAO approved the new appellationen for wines from four communs until then eith the name Cotes du Rhone Village. The four communes are Camaret-sur-Aigues, Jonquieres, Violes and Travaillan.

The 4 communes Indb. (2015) Area - km2 Elevation - m
Camaret-sur-Aigues 4.607 17,53 56 - 97
Jonquières 4.850 23,9 46 - 85
Travaillan 721 17,6 75 - 112
Violès 1.640 14,8 78 - 124

The appellationen only include red wines.
Regler for druesammensætning i en ejendoms marker (encépagement):
Grenache skal udgøre min. 50%.
Syrah, Mourvedre skal tilsammen eller enkeltvis udgøre min. 20%.
Andre druer, tilladt for Cotes du Rhone, må ialt højst udgøre 20%.

Regler for den enkelte cuvée (assemblage)
Grenache er obligatorisk, og enten Syrah eller Mourvedre skal anvendes.

Declared area and yield 2015-2019
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Årgang 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hektar 1029 1054 1077 1060 1111
Hektoliter 39944 40909 36282 37435 41289
Kilde:  http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com

Fêtes

3rd Sunday in July
Fête des Vins de Violès   Private photos from 2017

Late April:
Ballade Gourmande du Plan de Dieu in Camaret-sur-Aigeus



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Opdateret 11-03-2021