Vintage: 2022

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2022FP403A2212 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 have long been pioneers in the Southern Rhône Valley for their approach to organic farming, which they first adopted back in 1950. The vineyards are located on the slopes of Mount Ventoux, at an altitude that ensures a broad diurnal range, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and retain good levels of acidity. Soils here vary according to altitude, but are largely made up of chalk and round pebbles. The chalky soils hold water while the pebbles retain the daytime heat, thus minimising the threat of hydric stress and allowing the grapes to reach the desired amount of phenolic ripeness.

Vintage

In general, the 2022 vintage was a good year for Southern Rhône. The vines matured early, by around 20 days compared to the 2021 vintage. Winter and spring were fairly mild and very dry. The abundant sunshine and elevated temperatures over summer sparked worries about potential increase in alcohol levels, but August brought much needed rains, allowing the vineyard to recover and the grapes to fully mature.

Vinification

Each grape variety was harvested and vinified separately. Once at the winery, the grapes were destemmed and crushed before undergoing fermentation in cement tanks, to retain their vibrant primary aromas. Regular pumping over was carried out for integrated, ripe tannins. After fermentation, the wines were racked and then blended, then aged for 10 months before bottling and release.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

Aromas of violets, pepper spice and ripe red cherry and blackberry emerge on the nose. The palate is vibrant with a juicy core of red berry fruit, soft tannins and lively acidity.

Alcohol (ABV)

13.5%

Acidity

4.73 g/l

Residual Sugar

1 g/l

pH

3.66

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