Vintage: 2021

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2021FP414B216 x 75Natural CorkAvailable
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 ‘Les Crus’

These wines highlight the diversity of certain Southern Rhône Crus, chosen for their distinctive soils and characters. The Vacqueyras ‘Les Christins’ is sourced from eight hectares of old vines, with an average age of 50 years, managed by the Château de Beaucastel team. The vines are situated south of the Dentelles de Montmirail where the soil is rich in clay and sand with stony terraces. This mix lends this Grenache-dominant wine a powerful intensity lifted by a supple, expressive red fruit character. It is predominantly aged in oak foudres with 20% aged in used oak barrels. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Sinards’ Rouge is a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah sourced from a neighbouring plot, and from some of the young vines, under 15 years old, at Beaucastel. The Gigondas ‘La Gille’ is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from limestone, calcareous marl and sandy soils, including some plots of Grenache planted on pre-phylloxera vines. Maturation is long to soften and refine the tannins, producing a balanced wine with an expressive red fruit character. The Perrin family own a 60-hectare plot of Syrah and Grenache in Vinsobres, planted as terraces, on stony and sandy marl soils. Vinsobres’ more northerly location in the Southern Rhône suits Syrah, preserving its fine violet and blackberry character. It produces a full-bodied but poised Grenache with typical Garrigue aromas and fresh cherry fruit.

Vineyards

One of the most historical vineyards in the appellation, the vines for the Gigondas `La Gille` are planted on limestone, calcareous marl and sandy soils, which each impart a unique aromatic character and finesse in the wines. The vines face northwest, on terraces that benefit from a flow of cold air that blows through the valley to the west of the village. This results in the wine's remarkable freshness. Some of the older plots are over 100 years old and are planted with pre-phylloxera vines, resulting in lower yields of intensely concentrated berries.

Vintage

2021 was a challenging vintage, requiring diligence in the vineyard to adapt to the variable weather conditions. Winter was mild, followed by spring frosts before a dry mid-spring and a cool summer. The team's careful vineyard management resulted in balanced and concentrated fruit, with excellent freshness.

Vinification

Once at the winery, the hand-harvested grapes were sorted, crushed and transferred to oak vats. A long, slow fermentation took place with regular punch downs, to maximise the extraction of the aromas and flavours of each variety. The wine then underwent an extended period of maceration on the skins to soften and refine the tannins before being blended and racked to oak foudres and barrels, where it was aged for a year prior to bottling and release.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

A beautifully vivid ruby colour. The delicate nose of this wine is typical of Gigondas with aromas of pepper, liquorice and violet. On the palate, it offers a silky texture, soft and delicate tannins and intense notes of raspberry and blackberry.

Alcohol (ABV)

14%

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