Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2009

A classic Côtes du Rhône, this wine is produced from organically grown grapes. Grenache and Syrah complement each other in this soft wine with aromas of red fruit and Garrigue. The finish is velvety. Organic is good!

Presentation

The vintage
2009 is a great vintage of the Southern Rhône Valley. It’s a combination of ripe fruit, a rich and harmonious mouth and a fleshy finale with elegant tannins.
Description
Certified organic by Ecocert, Perrin Nature is not only an organic Côtes du Rhône but also a great wine. Using our experience in organic farming at Beaucastel (one of the first big estates to turn to organic farming 40 years ago), this wine is a beautiful expression of fruit with delicate and soft tannins.
Situation
This wine comes from a vineyard located near the village of Tulette between Valréas and Vaison la Romaine, north of Orange on the locality of Domaine de Guarrigon. The vineyard is planted in Grenache and is certified organic by Ecocert.


Terroir
Chalky clay soils
Process
In tanks and large oak vats.
Traditional vinification with long maceration (almost 3 weeks).
Grapes
Syrah
Grenache

Tasting advices

Tasting video
Tasting
Colour: medium garnet colour, with bright red reflections.
Nose: macerated cherries, spices, licorice and notes of Garrigue (thyme, rosemary, juniper)
Palate: full bodied with lots of fruit and ends with a great freshness. The tannins are elegant and fleshy.
Service
Serve at 16°C/60 °F.

Reviews and Awards

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Perrin Côtes du Rhône "Nature" ($12.99 at my local wine shop) is a blend of 80 percent Grenache and 20 percent Syrah in this 2007 vintage, which is made entirely from a single vineyard not far from the Côtes du Rhône village Vinsobres, a vineyard with full organic certivaction by Ecocert, an authorized European organic certification panel.
Note: 89/100
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Made from organically grown grapes and boasting distinctive green lettering, this blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah features concentrated blackberry fruit underscored by hints of woodsmoke and cassis. Drink it over the next severals years.
Note: 88/100
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Ripe and focused, with a lovely beam of plum sauce and dark big fruit carried by graphite and anise notes. The long finish has a red plum note. Drink now.
Note: 16,5/20
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Organically grown Grenache with a dash of Syrah. Lovely sweet Grenache red fruit on the nose with a slight meaty/savoury note. Surprisingly light and fresh on the palate, especially given the 14.5%. Tannins make their presence felt but already so silky. Fresh, red-fruited finish.