Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape - Les Sinards 2014

The other Châteauneuf of the family! For the most part Les Sinards is made from the young vines at Beaucastel and a neighbouring vineyard we farm. Mostly Grenache, this is a classic Châteauneuf du Pape.

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
The Family’s other Châteauneuf! Les Sinards comes from the young vines at Beaucastel and from a neighbouring vineyard that we farm.
Situation
Wine made from the young vines at Beaucastel, a vineyard that we farm just to the west of Beaucastel.

Terroir
Molasse seabed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (pebbles)
Process
Partly vinified like in Beaucastel and partly vinified in the traditional way after destemming. 100% Foudres for a year. Bottled after fining and light filtration
Grapes
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting
This 2014 offers wines with lots of fruit and balance. The tannins are soft and silky, with lots of volume.
Service
15°C in big glasses. Drink with game, truffles and mushrooms.

Reviews and Awards

Note: 89/100
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The 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Sinards is a solid effort in the vintage and while it functions as a young vine/second wine cuvee for the Perrin Family, it trumps many an estate’s top cuvee. Floral, elegant and perfumed with lively notes of plums, blackberry, underbrush, pepper and licorice, it has good acidity, medium-bodied richness and outstanding length. It will drink nicely for 7-8 years.