Vintage: 2023

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2023FP401A2312 x 75ScrewcapAvailable
Producer

The Famille Perrin wines offer classic examples of the Southern Rhône, expertly crafted by the consistent winemaking of the Perrin family. A combination of vibrant fruit and a strong sense of place underlines the value these wines offer.

For the Luberon Rosé and Luberon Blanc, the Perrin family work closely with their growers to achieve optimal freshness. The fruit is sourced from the Parc Régional de Luberon, situated in the south-east of the Rhône Valley. The combination of cooler climate, an elevation of 300 metres and limestone marl soil gives the wines a lively acidity. The Luberon Rosé blends Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, offering a subtle floral and red-fruit character. The Luberon Blanc is a blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Roussanne and has vibrant citrus notes complemented by a mineral finish. The Ventoux Rouge hails from the slopes of Mount Ventoux, where high elevations again provide key freshness to this blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. The finished wine is fragrant with juicy red fruit, balanced by soft, ripe tannins.

The Perrin family manage the vineyards for both of their Côtes-du-Rhône wines. The Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc is sourced from the clay-limestone soils of Cairanne and Jonquières, which provide the wine with a mineral freshness. The blend comprises Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, vinified in stainless steel. The red blends Grenache and Syrah from the cooler climate of Vinsobres, supplemented with Mourvèdre from Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Saint-Maurice. Characterised by notes of redcurrant fruit and black pepper, the wine is aged in both stainless steel and oak barrels for 12 months to lend it extra weight.

Only 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône region is permitted to add the word ‘Villages’, which signifies the best vineyard sites within the region. The Côtes-du-Rhône Villages uses the same viticultural and vinification techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel. Made from Grenache and Syrah, planted on stony terraces over clay and limestone, it is a poised wine which typifies the very best of this region. Maturation is equally split between stainless steel, oak foudres and oak barrels for 12 months. This wine delivers excellent value and is characterised by notes of pure redcurrant fruit and Provençal herbs balanced by ripe and sleek tannins.

Vineyards

The Perrin family work closely with growers in the Parc Régional de Luberon, located in the south-east of the Rhône Valley, to source the grapes for the Luberon Rosé. The Luberon Rosé is made from Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, planted on a mixture of limestone marl soils and round pebbles at average altitude of 300 metres. The stony soils retain the daytime heat, helping the grapes to ripen slowly, while the altitude helps to ensure optimal freshness in the finished wine.

Vintage

Following a particularly dry winter, the 2023 spring was characterized by stormy episodes and localized hailstorms. Drought and late summer heatwave did not have an impact on the vineyards, which benefited from a large diurnal range, allowing the vines to recover during the cool nights. In the Southern Rhone, 2023 was a long-lasting vintage that favoured the perfect phenolic ripeness. Wines show balance along with lovely acidity levels and freshness.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested in the morning to take full advantage of lower temperatures. As soon as the grapes arrived at the winery, they were pressed in a pneumatic press. After settling, fermentation began and lasted about 15 days in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, to retain the varieties' vibrant primary aromas. After fermentation, the wines were kept in stainless steel vats and gently fined before bottling.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This wine is a delicate pale pink in colour. It has a fresh, Provençal nose with aromas of wild strawberry and white nectarine. The palate is juicy and vibrant with notes of raspberry and pink grapefruit, leading to a refreshing and moreish finish.

Alcohol (ABV)

13%

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