Famille Perrin Vacqueyras Blanc - Les Christins - 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.
Situation
An 8 hectare leased vineyard, managed by the Château 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.