Maison Nicolas Perrin brings together the scions of two of the great families of the Rhône, Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel...
This joint venture micro-négociant was created in 2009 with the sole aim of producing top quality Northern Rhône wines. Nicolas is able to source the best fruit and wines from growers and producers that he has formed a long standing relationship with, while the Perrin family bring expertise in winemaking and blending, as well as the use of their cellars. The partnership stems from a long standing friendship, a shared love of gastronomy and a philosophy to create wines that represent the best of their appellation.
The main stone found in Condrieu is granite. On the surface the soil is covered with decomposed granite and loess. This is soil is perfectly suited to Viognier and the vines benefit from excellent sunshine. When looking for growers, Marc and Nicolas wished to limit their research to Côteau de Cherry and Côteau de Rozay that have a bit of altitude and where the wines have a good balance and more importantly great freshness.
The bunches were pressed followed by a long fermentation at low temperatures of 12/15°.
20% iof the wine was aged in oak barrels to bring richness and ‘fatness‘ to the wine and the 80% remainder was put in stainless steel tanks to preserve aromas of fruit and freshness.
This is a Condrieu made in a very fresh, fragrant style.Of a pale golden colour, it offers almost herbal like aromas, mingling with honeysuckle hints, followed by a more complex scent of almond flower and stone fruits. Long and elegant on the finish, it reveals a refreshing minerality which set it apart from the more tropical style of Condrieu.
|Winemaker||Nicolas Perrin & Marc Jaboulet|
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