Famille Perrin Sélections Parcellaires Gigondas - L'Argnée Vieilles Vignes - 2017

This wine gets its exceptional aromas from vines spanning less than 1 hectare, with nearly 100 years in age.

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.
Description
A small plot of less than 1 hectare of pre-Phyloxera vines (around 100 years old). The yields are very small and the production is limited to 1500 bottles a year.
Situation
Located at the South-Western end of the Appellation, at the heart of the historical village of Gigondas.


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Terroir
Sandy soils.
Process
Ageing in 1 year-old Foudres for 1 year.
No destemming.
Maceration for 13 days.
Pumping over.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
The 2017 vintage, made from 100% Grenache already has a complex nose (black fruit, smoky notes and sweet spices) and a rich and powerful mouth, with silky and delicate tannins. The finish is long, balanced, with a nice freshness and slightly candied fruit.
Serving
15°C in big wine glasses.
Match: Veal with Girolles mushrooms, Beef stew.

Reviews and Awards

95-97/100
"There are a whopping two demi-muids of the stellar 2017 Gigondas L'Argnee Vieilles Vignes in the pipeline, so readers will have to be on their toes to grab a bottle or two. Made from the same pre-Phylloxera parcel of Grenache, it's incredibly intense this vintage, boasting enough purple raspberries, black cherries and Asian spices to send me almost into sensory overload. Yet for all the flavor, this full-bodied wine is velvety-silky in feel, with a long, elegant finish."
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94-96/100
"A big step up over the La Gille releases, the 2017 Gigondas L’Argnée Vieilles Vignes offers sensational notes of camphor, kirsch, blackcurrants, violets, and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, structured, and concentrated, it has plenty of tannins as well as sensational balance."
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95/100
"Pure grenache from 1ha of pre-phylloxera vines on sandy soil. No new oak used. it’s a deep, vinous, intense and spicy wine that’s really drinkable, chiselled and intense. A deep acid line runs through the ample, ripe tannins. this will age well. So long and impressive; it’s a cuvée that deserves to be better known. "
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