Famille Perrin Vacqueyras Blanc - Les Christins - 2016

Story

The vintage
The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.
Situation
An 8 hectare leased vineyard, managed by the Chateau de Beaucastel team. Located in the township of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail.
Terroir
Ancient alluvial Mindel (Garrigues) soils, resting on Helvetian sand and yellow sandstone.
Process
The fresh harvest enters the cellar and goes through a cold skin maceration (10°), allowing to extract the fruitiness and fatness. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks, ageing for 8 months on lees, 60% in stainless steel tanks and 40% in half-muids barrels. This year, we paid special attention during the ageing on the lees.
Varietals
Bourboulenc
Clairette
Grenache blanc

Advice

Serving
At 10°C in tasting glasses.