Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape - Les Sinards 2015

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
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
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
2015 is an exceptional vintage in the appellation. This wine expresses marvellously the beauty of the vintage. Intense red with purple reflections, Les Sinards 2015 expresses an intense bouquet of red and black fruit, sweet spices, noble wood and mineral notes. The mouth is incredibly balanced between freshness and volume, the tannins are fine and elegant, the finish is very long, aromatic, and sweet.
Service
15°C in big glasses. Drink with game, truffles and mushrooms.

Reviews and Awards

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The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Sinards is a medium-bodied, charming, elegant barrel sample and has classic darker fruits, peppery herbs and earth aromas and flavors. It will drink nicely right out of the gate.