Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc - 2017

Presentation

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
A remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics, great with Mediterranean food and rockfish.
Situation
Located on the fresh and light soils of Cairanne and Jonquières. The vineyard is situated between the rivers of Ouvèze and Aigues.


Terroir
Recent alluvial deposits of calcareous origin with variations according to the river path, clayey limestone.
Process
Crushing in pneumatic presses, fining of the must and refrigeration. Regulated fermentation in tanks.
Varietals
Grenache Blanc
Marsanne
Roussanne
Viognier

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Very pretty pale yellow color with bright green reflections. The nose is full of freshness, with floral notes (hawthorn, vine flower) with fruity aromas such as citrus (lime), peach and sweet spices. On the palate, beautiful balance that combines freshness and roundness, mineral and fruity notes with a long aromatic and tasty finish.
Serving
With delicate or spicy (saffron) dishes, grilled fish, bouillabaisse.

Reviews and Awards

"The Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017, $14.95 hails from a top producer in southern France. This has satisfying depth and good balance, presenting peach and lemon lime notes. A Wine Spectator 89 is a pretty solid recommendation for a wine at this price." [+]
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86/100
"The tangerine-scented 2017 Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve is a plump, medium-bodied blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. It's round and easy to drink, with just a bit of citrus zest on the finish to give it life and lift. Drink it over the next year or so."
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88-90/100
"A blend of 30% Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, and the rest Marsanne and Clairette, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône Reserve Blanc has a stony, mineral style as well as plenty of citrus, hints of tangerine, and mineral notes. It's balanced, juicy and lively, with plenty to love."
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89/100
"A very fresh style, with honeysuckle, quinine, white peach and star fruit notes streaming through unencumbered. Drink now through 2019."
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