Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc

AOC Côtes du Rhône (France), White 2011

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.


The vintage
The 2011 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. That is to say an unusually hot, dry spring followed by a wet and rainy beginning of July and then an Indian summer lasting until the end of October. Carefully sorting and destemming the harvest allowed for a great vintage, particularly for the late harvest varieties.
A remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics, great with Mediterranean food and rockfish.
Located on the fresh and light soils of Cairanne and Jonquières. The vineyard is situated between the rivers of Ouvèze and Aigues

Recent alluvial deposits of calcareous origin with variations according to the river path, clayey limestone
Crushing in pneumatic presses, fining of the must and refrigeration. Regulated fermentation in tanks.
In stainless steel until June, the period when its bottled after fining. Filtered.
Grenache Blanc

Tasting advices

Tasting video
Colour: golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean.
Nose: very intense with ripe yellow fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness.
Mouth: round and full, very balanced, mineral finish
With delicate or spicy (saffron) dishes, grilled fish, bouillabaisse

Reviews and Awards

Note: 87/100
Fresh white peach and green almond notes mingle in this floral-framed white, with a flash of melon rind on the finish.
Note: *****
Moderately complex in style, this is a full bodied, finely flavored blend with good balance and a very long finish. It tastes of peach, pear, and lemon peel aromas/flavors. Exceptional.
Note: 87/100
Perrin's other inexpensive wines include the Perrin 2011 Cotes du Rhone Reserve white. A blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier and the rest Marsanne and Roussanne, this wine has loads of minerality along with some tropical fruit notes and intriguing white currants and quince. It is truly a serious wine and an ideal aperitif or food wine.
Note: 89/100
Smooth, ripe and rich with density and tangy fruit; clean, bright and long.
Note: 86/100
A crowd-Pleaser, this is both rich in lemon pith flavor and zesty in acidity. Its brightness will bring back a little summer with a celery root salad this winter.
Note: *****
Elegantly flavored, full bodied and crisp, a wine with peach, lemon peel, honey and roasted nut aromas/flavors and a crisp, persistent finish. Exceptional value.
Note: 89
This is a sly little bees-wax scented Rhône white that will work into your affections. the first sip or two might leave you unimpressed, but suddenly the centripetal force pulls you in to a core of aromatic ripe fruit. true, a little more length would be really terrific - but then the wine would probably
cost twice as much.