Famille Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône Rouge - 2017

Story

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
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 between Valréas and Vaison la Romaine, north of Orange. The vineyard is planted in Grenache and Syrah.
Terroir
Chalky clay soils.
Process
In our Famille Perrin cellar. Traditional vinification after destalking. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature regulation of 150 hl. Ageing in tanks and foudres (25%) for a year.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
A beautiful 2017 vintage with great maturity. The nose reveals a beautiful expression of Grenache quite ripe without being tannic. Rich in the mouth, it offers a nice complexity with aromas of spices, garrigue, blackcurrant and white pepper.
Serving
Serving temperature 15-16°C.

Reviews

88
"Sleek and fresh in feel, with cassis and blood orange notes racing through, lined with sanguine and mineral elements. Not big, but delivers nice purity and cut. Drink now through 2020."
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