Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne "Peyre Blanche"

Our 14 hectare vineyard in Cairanne is located south west of the old village. The soils are stony, made of clay and sand. The wine is fleshy and develops beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, Garrigue and liquorice.


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 grapes allowed for a great vintage particularly for the late harvest varieties.
Cairanne is one of the best terroirs in the Southern Rhône
In the heart of the historical vineyard, south west of the hilltop village between Rasteau and Sainte Cécile Les Vignes

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Sparse clay and gravel terraces. Sandy Molasses.
Vinified in stainless steel tanks or wooden truncated tanks. The Syrah are aged in barriques.


Tasting notes
Appearance : A bright red hue.
Nose : Expressive nose of very ripe fruit.
Palate : On the palate it appears rich and fullbodied,
with silky tannins and good length and balance.

18°C with Provençal cuisine


"A real star for the Perrins in 2011 is their Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cairanne Pierres Blanches. This is an outstanding blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The wine has wonderfully sweet cherry fruit with some blacker currants, dusty, loamy soil notes, garrigue and licorice. It is full-bodied, rich and certainly one of the best Cairannes I tasted in this vintage. "
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"A pure, solid version, with a core of blueberry, blackberry and bitter cherry fruit aligned to a solid graphite edge and carrying through the judiciously toasted finish. Drink now through 2015."
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