Vintage: 2022

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2022FP406A2212 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

The fruit for the Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc Nature is sourced from certified organic vineyards situated close to the village of Vinsobres, in the north of the Southern Rhone. Here the vineyards are relatively cooler and at a higher altitude, resulting in excellent freshness. The soil is a mix of gravel, clay and limestone.

Vintage

The 2022 vintage experienced contrasting climatic hazards which created good quality grapes with a very promising aromatic complexity, in varying volumes depending on the plot. Winter and spring were particularly mild and very dry, with the months of January and May proving to be the driest since the start of the 20th century. May and June reached record temperatures. These conditions maintained an excellent vine state, thanks to a total absence of disease. The summer was then very sunny with high temperatures that presented high potential alcohol content, but the rains in mid-August allowed the grapes to slowly continue to ripen and gain wonderful aromatic qualities, right in time for harvest.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested early in the morning to preserve their freshness. After pressing, the juices were cold settled in order to attain clarity. Fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 16°C for 15 days. The wine was then racked and remained in stainless-steel tanks until bottling to retain its vibrant primary fruit aromatics.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This organic Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc has lifted aromas of lemon peel, white blossom and nectarine. Glossy texture and bight acidity complement the wine’s appealing bright stone fruit character and floral notes, The finish is lively and moreish.

Alcohol (ABV)

12.5%

Acidity

4.4 g/l

Residual Sugar

0.3 g/l

pH

3.41

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