Famille Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Sinards - 2019

White wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape are uncommon wines. Their elegance and aromas live up to the reputation of the appellation.

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
This very rare wine comes from plots managed by the Château de Beaucastel team.
Situation
The Sinards Blancs is part of what is called the Clos du château, near Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The two-and-a-half-hectare vineyard is located right next to one of the plots for Sinards Rouge.
Terroir
Diluvial alpine deposits with rolled pebbles on clay.
Process
As of August, we carry out maturity checks and berry tastings to determine the optimal date for harvest. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are pressed using a pneumatic press. The must is refrigerated and the settling is done by cold maceration, without any additions. The alcoholic fermentation starts in the tank and as of the first day, the must is put into demi-muids barrels. Regular bâtonnage is carried out in order to bring roundness and structure to the wine. After several months in barrels, the wines are slightly fined before bottling.
Varietals
Clairette
Grenache blanc
Roussanne

Advice

Tasting notes
Elegant golden-yellow colour with shiny and slightly green undertones. This wine reveals a subtle nose of delicate aromas of limes, apricots and almonds. While balanced, the mouth offers beautiful notes of white flesh fruit, honey and fennel and ends with a superb saline finish which gives it a lot of character.
Serving
At 10°C in tasting glasses.
Perfect with white meat and dishes with cream sauces.