Serrat de la Plane in Catalan means stony plateau. This is the name of the place where the vineyard is found, and accordingly, the wine created on this extreme site is called. Georg Meissner takes care of his two vineyards, which were originally supposed to be cleared, with much commitment. The old Grenache vineyard is exposed to the wind and stands on a dry, stony gneiss weathered soil. The yields are around 9hl/ha.
Garnet red with light purple
After passing on it for two years, Georg Meissner has been a big hit with the 2017 vintage of the Serrat de la Plane the filtration and sulfurization carried out again, even if only very slightly. But this is definitely noticeable in the aroma, which is overall and also typical for the vintage clearly stronger on the dark berry fruit. Blackberries with a sweet core can be found here as well as black cherries, plus undergrowth, garrigue and a little pencil abrasion. Overall, the wine seems very seductive and ripe.
This is also confirmed on the palate, where the Grenache shows itself impressively silky soft and at the same time with structure and elegance. The wine is juicy to the hilt in all its splendid fruit and acid structure, yet powerful, deep and equipped with grippy tannins. Actually, one would like to drink this wine briskly like water, but that would violate the good customs.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt
- Peking Duck
- Cod and chickpeas with almonds, pimentón dulce and garlic
- Roasted Morcilla de Bourgos on a cemy celery soup
Moulin de Breuil, Chemin du Moulin, 66760 Montesquieu-des-Albères / France, organic certificate: FR-BIO-01