Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc - 2019

Characteristic of Viognier and its floral notes, this is a wine with an incredible freshness and great depth. It will be a wonderful match for Mediterranean dishes and fish.

Story

The vintage
The years in 9 regularly mark the memory of winegrowers and this vintage was no exception. After an early bud burst in early April, flowering was gradual and took place in good conditions in all the vineyards. Then a hot summer began in late June, which the vines bravely resisted: they suffered little from water stress, thanks to the chamomile herbal infusions we sprayed on the vegetation to cope with the heat. Finally, the harvest went as usual, without any particular precocity. The wines are promising; a vintage in 9 is born, once again, under a lucky star.
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
The grapes are harvested early in the morning to benefit from the freshness of the night. After pressing, the juices are cold settled in order to remove suspended particles. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts about 15 days, the temperatures are regulated at 16 ° C. The wines are then racked and aged in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
Varietals
Grenache blanc
Marsanne
Roussanne
Viognier

Advice

Tasting notes
Attractive pale yellow colour with slightly green undertones. This wine shows a subtle, slightly buttery nose, with notes of white flowers such as almond and honeysuckle. The freshness on the palate has a nice minerality, enhanced by a delicate bitterness on the finish.
Serving
With delicate or spicy (saffron) dishes, grilled fish, bouillabaisse.