Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape - Les Sinards 2019

The other Châteauneuf of the family! For the most part Les Sinards is made from the young vines at Beaucastel and a neighboring vineyard we farm. Mostly Grenache, this is a classic Châteauneuf du Pape.

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
Les Sinards is generally made from the young vines from Beaucastel as well as farmed vines located near Beaucastel.
Situation
Wine made from the young vines from Beaucastel and farmed vines.
Terroir
Molasse seabed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (pebbles). A plot that lies on Urgonien limestone.
Process
As of August, we carry out maturity checks and berry tastings to determine the optimal date for harvest. Each grape variety is harvested separately. When they arrive at the winery, the grapes are sorted. Part of the Syrah is vinified in whole bunches, the other part as well as the Grenache are destemmed. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are vinified using the same process as the wines of Château de Beaucastel. After vinification, the wines are tasted to define the blend. Finally, they are aged in oak foudres for 2 years.
Varietals
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
Beautiful deep colour with garnet undertones. The nose reveals notes of very ripe fruit (blueberries, blackberries) and some mineral notes. On the palate, the Sinards 2019 is elegant, fine, silky and pure. It is already a very expressive and rich wine; aromatic and fruity, with hints of cassis. The finish is long and harmonious expressing all the quality of this vintage.
Serving
15°C in big glasses. Drink with game, truffles and mushrooms.