From the Middles Ages, vines have been grown
on the Plaine du Plan de Dieu in the heart of the Southern Rhône.
Back then you were taking your life in your hands crossing the
plain as bandits freely roamed the land.
This perhaps gave rise to the plain's name as whether you lived
or died was up to God's plan. Pascal Maillet's original plan,
having studied computer sciences, had nothing to do with wine, but
almost overnight this changed. In 1993, Pascal and his wife,
Marie-Pierre, bought this family domaine. They now work the stone
ridden, clay-limestone soils of the plain to create wonderful
vigourous wines in a traditional style from 35 year old vines. Full
of garrigue notes with sweet black fruit and nuances of spice,
these wines are some the best hand crafted offerings in the
Southern Rhône. God's plan can indeed be mysterious.