Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc - Les Sinards - 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
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 Roussanne was harvested on 4 September and the Grenache Blanc and Clairette on 12 September at full maturity. The terroir did not suffer from the hot summer in 2015, the acidities offer ideal balance for the whites that can be aged. The alcoholic fermentations were carried out in demi-muids (600L), as well as the malo-lactic fermentation, with a batonnage of the lees once a week for 3 months.
Varietals
Clairette
Grenache blanc
Roussanne

Tasting advices

Serving tips
At 10°C in tasting glasses.