Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc - Les Sinards - 2017

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
This extremely rare wine comes from a 2.5 acre vineyard located within the "clos" around the historical pope’s palace. All of the viticulture is carried out by the Beaucastel team.
Situation
Sinards White comes from an area that we call the Clos du Château, near the village of Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2.5 hectare vineyard is located right next to the one of Les Sinards Red.
Terroir
Diluvial alpine deposits with rolled pebbles on clay.
Process
The alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation were carried out in 600-litre demi-muids, with the lees being stirred once a week for three months.
Varietals
Clairette
Grenache blanc
Roussanne

Advice

Tasting notes
This wine has a nice nose with notes of white flesh fruit and citrus fruit. The palate is tense, iodized, with aromas of apricot and a delicately buttered elegant finish.
Serving
At 10°C in tasting glasses.

Reviews

93/100
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94/100
"Les Sinards comes from a 2.5- acre vineyard near Château de Beaucastel, the Perrin brothers' estate. In the dry, warm 2017 vintage, it grew a buttery, rich white, yet it's not at all sweet. Rather, the flavors focus on toasted almonds and lees, hay and herbs,with the scent of warm rocks on a hot day. A high percentage of clairette gives it zest, as well as the backbone to age well over the next decade."
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