Famille Perrin

Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge

AOC Ventoux (France), Red 2011

A fruity full-bodied wine. A Typical “pleasure” wine: authentic, sincere and tasty.


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.
The Perrin family, also owners of the famous Château de Beaucastel, search for the most suitable terroirs to produce a fresh and fruity wine. Unpretentious, this is the archetypal pleasure wine; authentic, genuine and tasty.
The vineyards are located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. The altitude offers freshness, which provides a good acidity level to the grapes. The wine is therefore fresh, fruity and well balanced.
This varies according to altitude but consists for
the most part of deposits left around the base
of the chalky Mont Ventoux by the seas of the
Tertiary period. Red Mediterranean soils blend
with chalk debris and round stones.
This is adapted to suit each wine, grape variety
and producer. Nearly all the grapes are lightly
crushed and fermented in cement vats of 150
and 300 hectolitres. The fermentation is classic
and extended.
The wine is kept in both vats and large oak barrels
for ten months, then bottled in July.
Grenache : 50%
Cinsault : 5%
Syrah : 20%
Mourvèdre : 15%
Carignan : 10%

Tasting advices

Appearance: deep cherry red.
Nose: ripe fruit, rich and spicy.
Palate: red fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry), spice with a fresh finish.
17°C with a spontaneous meal and for enjoyment.