Purchased in 1981 and owned by the Plumet family ever since, the domaine has grown from 10 to 30 hectares of vines, with an additional 12 hectares coming on-stream this year, and 1.5 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is certified organic and farmed biodynamically. The mainly limestone and sand soils of the plateau of the Massif d’Uchaux are very poor in nutrients; as such, they are able to produce wines of real finesse and elegance in comparison to those from neighbouring appellations. The Plumet family believe that managing the environment around the vineyard is essential for a site’s health – from maintaining their 15 hectares of forest, to regulating water and the influence of wind, to promoting biodiversity. Son Etienne has been firmly part of the team here for the past few years and is taking biodynamic innovations forward with his parents. Across the board, their wines are pure, mineral and fine.
The Colline Blanc and Colline Rouge Côtes du Rhône are from the most recent ’21 vintage: one that that Etienne tells us they like a lot – mainly for its fresh, balanced style. Along with “Garance”, the delicious Massif d’Uchaux village cuvée, we are delighted to also feature two new ’20 wines from this domaine: La Sauvageonne, a 100% Clairette aged in amphorae with superb cellaring potential; and Cabotte’s unmissable, 100-year-old-vine Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which is truly exceptional.