Famille Perrin Vacqueyras - Les Christins - 2016

Produced on a very clayey terroir with stones from the Ouvèze river, the Grenache is dominant and develops a fleshy wine. It's typical aromas of chocolate, cherry and fig match beautifully with the Syrah (violet, spice, liquorice).

Presentation

The vintage
The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.
Description
Famille Perrin’s Vacqueyras is a beautiful example of Grenache based wines from the Southern Rhône Valley, with an impressive aromatic expression, structured body and great ageing potential.
Situation
An 8 hectare vineyard farmed and run by the Beaucastel team. Located on the Commune of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Old vines (average age of 50 years).


Terroir
Stony terraces on clay and sandy soils.
Process
Handpicked harvest in 25 kg boxes. Crushing, long fermentation (1 month) in tanks of 50 hectolitres and in Foudres (50%). Blending after malolactic fermentation.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Beautiful dark ruby color. The nose is intense and tasty with aromas of black fruit and spices and mineral notes. Balanced and complex on the palate, the tannins are dense and silky, with notes of blackberry, cassis and liquorice. Long and mineral on the finish, this wine is full of finesse and elegance and reveals the harmony and wisdom of old Grenache, in a traditional and pure register.
Serving tips
The ideal match for this wine is a leg of venison with Gentian, sautéed potatoes with onions and garlic.

Reviews and Awards

92/100
"“Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied lavender and star anise. Smoky blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and delineation. Sappy and gently sweet on the long, floral-accented finish, which is framed by supple, slow-building tannins.”"
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16/20
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17/20
"“Delicious blueberry and redcurrant purity – really delicious, with excellent clarity and intensity. Rounded, furry tannic texture, good balance, liquorice notes on the finish. Totally complete and satisfying. Among the best of their crus bottlings.”"
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