Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge - 2016

Originating from different terroirs in Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine is one of the most faithful illustrations of the Southern Rhône Valley.

Presentation

The vintage
The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.
Description
The best terroirs of the Côtes du Rhône were identified historically and only 20% can be labelled "Villages". Normally found on geological faults, they also benefit from a geological complexity that produces grapes of superior quality.
Situation
Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard is entitled to add the word ‘Villages’ after the words ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’. These are the best vineyard sites.
Terroir
Clay and limestone soils and gravelly soils.
Process
Harvest took place in the second half of September. Yields were superior to 2013 (35hl / ha) offering nice balance.
Varietals
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
On the nose, this wine reveals notes of black fruit (cherries) and spices. The mouth is fresh, harmonious with a dense and soft structure, firm but very fine tannins, ripe fruit enhanced with peppery notes and a nice length.
Serving tips
Serve at 18°C.

Reviews and Awards

90/100
"Focused, with a racy singed sandalwood spine running through the core of lightly mulled cherry and plum fruit. A minerally edge cuts through the finish nicely. Drink now through 2020."
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