Vintage: 2022

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2022FP405A2212 x 75Natural CorkAvailable
Certified Organic
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.

Famille Perrin ‘Nature’

The Perrin family began farming organically at Château de Beaucastel in 1950, strongly believing it helps express a sense of place in the finished wine. It is therefore of little surprise that their philosophy has led to the creation of an organic range of wines sourced from the family’s certified vineyards across the Côtes-du-Rhône region. The Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé Nature, made from a blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cinsault, is delicate and fragrant with pure red fruit. It is sourced from the 10-hectare ‘Grand Prébois’ vineyard in Orange. The Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Nature comes from further north, close to the village of Vinsobres, where the soil is a mix of gravel and clay. The blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne offers an appealing bright stone fruit character and white pepper spice. Both wines are aged in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and aromatic qualities of these grape varieties. The Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge Nature is a blend of Grenache and Syrah sourced from vineyards north of Orange, where the chalk and clay soil lend depth and purity of fruit to the wine. It is aged for 12 months, mainly in stainless steel with 25% of the blend aged in used oak barrels.

Vineyards

A blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah, this organic Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé is sourced from the 10-hectare ‘Grand Prébois’ vineyard in Orange, around the corner from Chateau de Beaucastel. The vines are organically cultivated and are planted on stony terraces, with limestone and clay subsoils, resulting in a trademark freshness.

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

The grapes were harvested early in the morning. The proximity of the vines to the Grand Prébois cellars allowed the grapes to be pressed straight after picking, for optimal freshness. The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and lasted about 15 days, the temperatures were regulated between 14 and 16°C. The wines were then racked and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottling to retain the pure, primary fruit aromas.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

Delicate rose gold in colour. On the nose this wine boasts fresh and elegant aromas of pomegranate and delicate flowers alongside delicious aromas of red and blackcurrant. The palate is well balanced with a beautiful fresh finish.

Alcohol (ABV)

14%

Acidity

4.8 g/l

Residual Sugar

0.3 g/l

pH

3.31

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