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
Les Sinards is generally made from the young vines from Beaucastel as well as farmed vines located near Beaucastel.
Situation
Wine made from the young vines from Beaucastel and farmed vines.
Terroir
Molasse seabed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (pebbles). A plot that lies on Urgonien limestone.
Process
As of August, we carry out maturity checks and berry tastings to determine the optimal date for harvest. Each grape variety is harvested separately. When they arrive at the winery, the grapes are sorted. Part of the Syrah is vinified in whole bunches, the other part as well as the Grenache are destemmed. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are vinified using the same process as the wines of Château de Beaucastel. After vinification, the wines are tasted to define the blend. Finally, they are aged in oak foudres for 2 years.
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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4+/5
""Wonderful Chateauneuf, in a supple, medium rich style. It is full bodied, generously flavored (blackberry, black licorice, cherry, rose petal, white pepper, oak), balanced, and long and mildly tannic on the finish. Still young; warrants aging. 30% from young vines at Chateau de Beaucastel, 70% from a neighboring
Perrin-farmed vineyard. Aged in oak casks. 14.5"
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94/100
"Profoundly ripe but pristine blackberry and plum are cutting and crisp in this full bodied but vibrant red. Deep mineral tones as well as firm, angular tannins contribute to its edgy style. It drinks well now but is structured enough to improve through 2027 and hold further."
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