Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge - 2018

Originating from different terroirs in Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine is one of the most faithful illustrations of the Southern Rhône Valley.

Story

The vintage
The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions. The wines are beautiful.
Description
This wine is produced by the Perrin family, using the same viticultural and wine-making techniques used at Château de Beaucastel.
Situation
Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard is entitled to add the word ‘Villages’ after the words ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’. These are the best vineyard sites.
Terroir
Stony terraces over clay and limestone and gravel.
Process
The harvest date is determined by checking the ripeness of the grapes with analysis and tasting the berries. As soon as they arrive at the winery, the grapes are sorted and destemmed. The fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks between 150hl and 190hl. The extraction is done by pumping over and the frequency is determined by tasting. After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wines are transferred partly to oak barrels, partly to oak Foudres and finally the rest goes into stainless steel vats where they will be aged for a year.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
Beautiful deep purple colour. The very expressive nose reveals aromas of blackberries and pepper. The warm, opulent and full-bodied mouth is well balanced and structured, with notes of jammy fruit, redcurrant jelly and black olives. This wine offers great length on the palate.
Serving
Serve at 18°C