2017 Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc

46.00 38.02
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Côtes du Rhone
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Winery Perrin
Year 2017
Grape Clairette Grenache Roussane
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2020 - 2027
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The Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc is a blend of the Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne grapes.
The grenache blanc is actually nothing more than the white version of the blue grenache (noir). The Clairette is one of the oldest grape varieties in France, with a history dating back to the year 1500. Today, clairette distributes the sheets in Die, a village on the Drôme river, known for its sparkling wines Crémant de Die and Clairette de Die. The Roussanne is almost always mentioned in the same breath as marsanne. Marsanne provides a lot of juice and is easier to grow, while roussanne gives the winemaker a big challenge but, if treated well, also a great result. The most famous wine of 100% roussanne is the white Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes from Château de Beaucastel .

After the manual picking, the grapes are selected and pneumatically pressed, after which the juice rests for 12 hours to allow coarser components to settle. This is followed by a temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation with wild (grape-native) yeasts. Malolactic fermentation and maturation at the groin then takes place. This is done in first class oak barriques that are 50% new and 50% one year old. After 12 months the wine is assembled, clarified, possibly lightly filtered and bottled. This entire process largely follows biological and / or biological dynamic rules and regulations.

The Sinards has a clear light golden yellow color in the glass. In the nose aromas of citrus fruit, candied pineapple, wild flowers, honey, anise and roasted sesame seeds. In the taste palette tones of green lemon, mandarin, Turkish fruit, brioche and vanilla, which are followed by a lively aftertaste with beautiful acids.

Say Perrin and you think of the magical castle Château de Beaucastel and the imaginative Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is in great demand worldwide. Beaucastel has been around since the beginning of the 17th century, but it was not until 1909, when the Perrin family became the owner, that the 100-hectare domain underwent a real metamorphosis. More than a hundred years later, and now the fifth generation, the empire of Perrin has grown to 325 hectares of vineyard, the majority of which is in own possession. After the success in Châteauneuf, the family started to purchase other plots in the southern Rhône. Today they are active in the Côtes du Rhône Villages, Vinsobres, Cairanne, Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, even Beaumes-de-Venise and Tavel and since a few months in Côtes de Provence with Château Miraval, the jont-venture between Perrin and Jolie -Pitt (Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie). All of them are perfectly situated plots that are a maximum of 45 minutes from the home port of Orange and can therefore be inspected daily. The success that the family knows today is largely due to the late Jacques Perrin, who has since passed away, a real 'biodynamist' avant la lettre. His philosophy? You make good wine by letting the grape run its course in the best possible natural conditions. And so it happened, for as early as 1964 all chemical fertilizers and weed killers were banned from the vineyard. Nothing is left to chance in the basement either. The Perrins built an ultramodern wine cellar on the nearby La Vieille Ferme estate with all the technical gadgets. But the family will mainly go into the history books as the master of the blenders. It is undeniably the great secret of the Perrins, who are convinced that blending the right grapes in the right quantities ensures better wines. Something that is still done annually by the family. Over the course of five generations, the Perrin family has acquired various vineyards with the best terroirs in the southern Rhone Valley. These vineyards are managed and vinified according to the same principles and beliefs as Château de Beaucastel. Within the 'Famille Perrin' range you can discover the richness of the southern Rhone valley through various renowned appellations such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Vinsobres, Cairanne and Rasteau. Here too the authenticity and essence of the terroir are central to all wines.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Côtes du Rhone
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Winery Perrin
Grape Clairette, Grenache, Roussane
Biological Yes
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Floral, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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