Famille Perrin Cairanne - Peyre Blanche 2017

Our 14 hectare vineyard in Cairanne is located south west of the old village. The soils are stony, made of clay and sand. The wine is fleshy and develops beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, Garrigue and liquorice.

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
Cairanne is one of the best terroirs in the Southern Rhône.
Situation
In the heart of the historical vineyard, south west of the hilltop village between Rasteau and Sainte Cécile Les Vignes. Part of the vinyeard was planted in the 1950’s.
Terroir
Sparse clay and gravel terraces. Sandy Molasses.
Process
As of August, we carry out maturity checks and berry tastings to determine the optimal date for harvest. The crop is manually picked and the grapes are sent to the cellar. After sorting, they are destemmed and vatted. Fermentation takes place over approximately 15 days. The extraction is managed according to daily tastings, which will determine if we pump-over or punch-down. When the maceration is finished, we rack and put the juices into large oak Foudres or stainless steel vats.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
The Cairanne 2017, composed of Grenache and Syrah, is a fruit bomb, these fruity aromas are typical of the terroir combined with limestone. Fresh with a nice balance, it's a wine that's easy to drink.
Serving
18°C with Provençal cuisine.