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 neighboring 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 neighboring 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.
Varietals
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
2015 is an exceptional vintage in the appellation. This wine expresses marvelously 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.
Serving tips
15°C in big glasses. Drink with game, truffles and mushrooms.

Reviews and Awards

92/100
"Dark plum and boysenberry compote notes form the core, giving this weight and depth, while bright anise, black tea and violet notes streak through, giving this cut and lift. Reveals a light juniper echo through the finish."
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92/100
"The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards is the entry level red and it’s a blend of mostly Grenache blended with smaller amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre. Kirsch, black raspberries, olive tapenade and leafy herbs all give way to a medium to full-bodied, supple, seamless, silky wine that’s already impossible to resist."
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