Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape - Les Sinards 2017

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.

Story

The vintage
This 2017 vintage will be remembered as the year of all records: the driest year in 30 years, non-interventionist vineyard work, optimal harvest conditions, a very small yield due to climatic hazards, and wines with very rich potential.
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

Advice

Tasting notes
Elegant and intense Ruby-red colour. The nose is delicate, with notes of red fruit, chocolate and sweet spices. Perfectly balanced, the silky mouth develops aromas of strawberries and ripe plums and finishes with a beautiful length.
Serving
15°C in big glasses. Drink with game, truffles and mushrooms.

Reviews

90-92/100
"The entry-level Châteauneuf is the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards, which comes from younger vines throughout the appellation. It has terrific blackberry, blueberry, spring flower, and mineral aromas and flavors, medium-bodied richness, terrific purity, and a clean, balanced, undeniably delicious style." [+]
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"Some Grapes for rich, age-worthy red come from their legendary château de Beaucastel estate. Drink over tne next decade with roast duck, roast lamb or grilled games meats."
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92_94/100
"“The young vines from Beaucastel contribute fruit to this bottling, but the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape les Sinards deserves to stand on its own. It’s a complex, floral, seductive blend of roses, raspberries, cherries and blueberries. Full-bodied and lush, it should be consumed over the next decade or so. 2020-2030.”"
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92
"Stylish, with warm plum sauce and blackberry puree flavors gliding through, inlaid with dark tea, singed sandalwood and anise notes. Offers a nice finishing kick of fruit and spice. Accessible now, thanks to the alluring fruit. Drink now through 2030."
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