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 vineyard of Côte Rôtie is located on the hills of the right bank of the Rhône river. Some of the slopes exceed 60%. The vineyard is located at an altitude ranging between 180 and 325 metres and is composed of 73 localities. The main stone is granite covered in places by schist but also sand and calcareous soils. The wine is made from grapes primarily sourced from the southern part of the appellation; Côte Blonde and Côteau de Tupin.
2010 started with a very cold temperatures and snowfall. Spring started early in April which was exceptionally hot and allowed a fast budburst. Then, in May, temperatures went down and the level of rainfall was slightly higher than average. Flowering was as usual at then end of May, beginning of June.
The months of July and August were beautiful. Mid-July temperatures reached peaks during the day but often the high temperatures were followed by rain in the evening, cooling down the vegetation. Sanitary state was perfect and maturities were quite late. In September the temperatures lowered and the nights were cold allowing slow maturing of the grapes. Harvest started around September 25th.
The grapes are cold-macerated before being fermented to increase the aromas of fruit. Maceration and fermentation for about 20 days with pumping-over for the first few days followed by punching-down. Ageing in 1-year-old barrels for 15 months. Bottled in September 2011.
This wine offers a dense, deep red with purple hues which shows good concentration. After a few seconds of airing, the nose ‘opens‘ and releases lovely aromas of black fruits and spices.The mouth is silky, elegant and very flattering. The finish is long and shows that the wine has plenty of life in it.
|Winemaker||Marc Perrin & Nicolas Jaboulet|
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