Famille Perrin Vacqueyras - Les Christins - 2014

Produced on a very clayey terroir with stones from the Ouvèze river, the Grenache is dominant and develops a fleshy wine. It's typical aromas of chocolate, cherry and fig match beautifully with the Syrah (violet, spice, liquorice).

Presentation

The vintage
The 2014 vintage is unexpected for the region. A mild and wet winter, a hot and dry spring and temperate and humid summer characterizes this vintage. An atypical year, a winemaker’s vintage. Bud-break took place very early and flowering was carried out in ideal conditions and fruit set was excellent, especially on Grenache. However, work in the vineyards and constant monitoring were necessary all the way through to harvest. The months of July and August were humid favouring growth.
Description
Famille Perrin’s Vacqueyras is a beautiful example of Grenache based wines from the Southern Rhône Valley, with an impressive aromatic expression, structured body and great ageing potential.
Situation
An 8 hectare vineyard farmed and run by the Beaucastel team. Located on the Commune of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Old vines (average age of 50 years).


Terroir
Stony terraces on clay and sandy soils.
Process
Handpicked harvest in 25 kg boxes. Crushing, long fermentation (1 month) in tanks of 50 hectolitres and in Foudres (50%). Blending after malolactic fermentation.
Grapes
Grenache
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting
Balanced vintage, this 2014 is looking good, very aromatic, with freshness and finesse. With a dominant of Grenache, this wine has great potential.
Service
The ideal match for this wine is a leg of venison with Gentian, sautéed potatoes with onions and garlic.

Reviews and Awards

Note: 90/100
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Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented cherry and red berry aromas, along with suggestions of licorice and pungent flowers. Supple and open-knit, offering gently sweet black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. The smoky note repeats on the persistent finish, which is framed by gentle, even tannins.