Famille Perrin Sélections Parcellaires Vinsobres - Les Hauts Julien Vieilles Vignes - 2015

Another of the vast Vinsobres repertoire, this wine comes from a plot with 90 year old vines co-planted with Grenache and Syrah.

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
Vinsobres is one of the most beautiful Crus in the Southern Rhône.
Situation
The vineyard is located 40 km north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at an altitude of 300m benefiting from a cool climate, perfect for Syrah. Les Hauts de Julien is made with grapes from an old plot of vines (around 90 years old) co-planted in Syrah and Grenache.


Plein écran
Terroir
Quaternary alluvial stones on terraces.
Process
Vinified traditionally at the Famille Perrin cellar. Aged (15%) in oak barrels for one year. No filtration before bottling.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
A complex nose, with notes of crunchy black fruit, hot stones, Cocoa, grilled and sweet spices. This wine reveals elegant tannins, rich and finely chiseled, beautiful balance with a mineral tension giving a lot of persistence. Great wine !
Serving tips
17°C.

Reviews and Awards

91/100
"Big, ripe bouquet of black cherry and mocha oak. Thick coulis fruits in a deep insistent palate that ends coolly. Drink 2020-2035."
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94-96/100
"The 2015 Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien is a dead ringer for a Cornas from Clape. This inky colored beauty offers tons of blackberries, olive tapenade, pepper and even a hint of bacon fat to go with a full-bodied, concentrated, incredibly layered and pure style on the palate. As with the other 2015s from the Perrin family, its purity of fruit is truly special. Give bottles a few years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or more."
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