Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red 2017

Classic Côtes du Rhône. Fruity and fleshy with beautiful tannins, it’s a great everyday wine made almost exclusively from our Grand Prébois vineyards (for the Grenache) and our Vinsobres vineyards (for the Syrah). A beautiful wine you should always have around!

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.
Back on this very technical vintage with great potential. 2017 began with a particularly dry and mild winter, resulting in a precocious vine. After a sudden drop in temperatures in the early spring with severe frost in several areas, temperatures rose again well above seasonal averages. The flowering was fast, with important and extensive shatter on Grenache and Carignan. The vineyard, however, remained very healthy. The summer was exceptionally hot and dry, leading to a very early start of harvest in mid-August. Harvest lasted until October 5 with ideal conditions, alternating hot days and cool nights. The cellar work was very technical and precise and the first tastings reveal wines with a great potential, very well balanced and aromatic that should be among some of our best vintages.
Description
"Côtes du Rhône par Excellence". Fruity and fleshy with beautiful tannins, its a great everyday wine.
Situation
This wine is a blend of Grenache (mainly from our Prébois vineyard in Orange), Syrah from further north (from our vineyard in Vinsobres) and Mourvèdre.
Terroir
The vineyard of Prébois has clayey limestone soils covered with stones. In Vinsobres the terraces are rich in quartz and marl limestone.
Process
The harvest is sorted and destemmed. Vinification then takes place in stainless steel and oak. Ageing in tanks and Foudre (25%) for a year.
Varietals
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Pretty deep colour. The nose offers a beautiful aromatic complexity, marked by Grenache and a hint of blackcurrant brought by the ripe Syrah. On the palate, it shows complexity with tannins still present, but with finesse and elegance, and a beautiful freshness.
Tasting video
Serving tips
Serve at 18°C with beef, lamb or poultry.


Reviews and Awards

88-90/100
"“Abnormally concentrated for this cuvée, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Reserve is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah (sourced from Vinsobres). Tasted prior to bottling, it offers intense cherry fruit, supple tannins and crisp acids. At the price this wine normally sells for, it should be a steal. 2018-2022.”"
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88-90/100
"Made from 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône Reserve offers a rounded, supple, balanced style to go with pretty red and black fruits, peppery herbs, and garrigue notes. It's charming, supple and polished."
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