Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc - Les Sinards - 2017


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.
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.
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.
Diluvial alpine deposits with rolled pebbles on clay.
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.
Grenache blanc

Tasting advices

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.
At 10°C in tasting glasses.

Reviews and Awards

"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."