Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape "Les Sinards" Blanc

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France), White 2011

White wines from Châteauneuf du Pape are uncommon wines. Their elegance and aromas live up to the reputation of the appellation.


The vintage
The 2011 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. That is to say an unusually hot, dry spring followed by a wet and rainy beginning of July and then an Indian summer lasting until the end of October. Carefully sorting and destemming the harvest allowed for a great vintage, particularly for the late harvest varieties.
This extremely rare wine comes from a 2.5 acre vineyard located within the "clos" around the historical pope’s palace. All of the viticulture is carried out by the Beaucastel team.
Sinards White comes from an area that we call the Clos du Château, near the village of Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2.5 hectare vineyard is located right next to the one of Les Sinards Red.
Diluvial alpine deposits with rolled pebbles on clay.
Hand-picked and sorted grapes are laid in small boxes. Crushing is pneumatic, then the must is settled to separate the solid particles.
Fermentation then takes place, 50% in new oak barrels and the rest
in 1-year-old barrels.
Grenache blanc

Tasting advices

A pale golden-yellow hue.
The nose is reminiscent of flowers with a touch of licorice and honey.
The texture is very soft, elegant and ripe, with flavors of ripe peach and licorice. It has good acidity and a salty character at the end.
This is a very typical Châteauneuf du Pape white in a great vintage
At 10°C in tasting glasses.

Reviews and Awards

Note: 90
Smooth and ripe with juicy acidity and creamy texture; lush, minerally and balanced; supple and long.