2021 Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Côtes du Rhone|
|Grape||Clairette Grenache Roussane|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13.5%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2027|
The Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne grapes.
The grenache blanc is actually nothing more than the white variant of the blue grenache (noir). Clairette is one of the oldest grape varieties in France, with a history dating back to the year 1500. Today, Clairette rules the roost 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 gives a lot of juice and is easier to grow, while roussanne presents the winemaker with quite a challenge but, when treated well, also produces a great result. The most famous 100% roussanne wine is the white Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes from Château de Beaucastel .
After manual picking, the grapes are selected and pressed pneumatically, 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's own) yeasts. Subsequently, malolactic fermentation and maturation take place in the groin. This happens 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 biodynamic rules and regulations.
In the glass, the Sinards has a clear light golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of citrus fruit, candied pineapple, wild flowers, honey, aniseed and toasted sesame seeds. In the taste palette notes of green lemon, mandarin, Turkish delight, brioche and vanilla, which are followed by a lively aftertaste with beautiful acidity.
Say Perrin and you think of the magical castle Château de Beaucastel and the imaginative Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is highly sought after worldwide. Beaucastel has existed since the early 17th century, but it was not until 1909, when the Perrin family became owners, that the then hundred-hectare domain underwent a real metamorphosis. More than a hundred years later, and now in its fifth generation, Perrin's empire has grown to 325 hectares of vineyards, the vast majority of which are owned by the family. After the success in Châteauneuf, the family started buying other plots of land 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 for several months in Côtes de Provence with Château Miraval, the jont venture between Perrin and Jolie -Pitt (Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie). All of them are excellently 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 now deceased third generation Jacques Perrin, a real 'biodynamist' avant la lettre. His philosophy? You make good wine by letting the grape do its thing in the best possible natural conditions. And so it happened, because already in 1964 all chemical fertilizers and weed killers were banned from the vineyard. Nothing is left to chance in the cellar either. The Perrins built an ultra-modern vinification cellar equipped with all technical gadgets on the nearby La Vieille Ferme estate. But the family will go down in 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 makes for better wines. Something that is still done annually by the family. Over the course of five generations, the Perrin family has acquired several vineyards with the best terroirs in the southern Rhone valley. These vineyards are managed and vinified according to the same principles and conviction as Château de Beaucastel. Within the 'Famille Perrin' range, you will discover the wealth of the southern Rhône valley through various renowned appellations such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Vinsobres, Cairanne and Rasteau. Here too, all wines focus on the authenticity and essence of the terroir.
The Perrin family are wine producers and traders with a cast-iron reputation in the Southern Rhône. They own, among other things, the famous Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In all their wines, the Perrins strive for the highest possible degree of typicity, ie a classic style that always refers to the possibilities of a particular appellation, from 'ordinary' regional wine to cru. The Perrins always choose fruit from the best vineyards within each appellation.
Over the five generations, the Perrin family has acquired several vineyards with the best terroirs in the Southern Rhone Valley. These vineyards are managed and vinified according to the same principles and belief as Château de Beaucastel. Within the 'Famille Perrin' range, you will 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.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Côtes du Rhone|
|Grape||Clairette, Grenache, Roussane|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|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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