Crus & Terroirs

Crus & Terroirs

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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.

› The vintage

In 2010, all the right conditions were united to produce an exceptional vintage.
Heavy rainfall during spring, followed by a very hot summer and an Indian summer in September allowed for great harvest conditions.
This vintage produced very balanced wines with intense notes of fruit and great finesse.

› 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


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› Terroir

Sparse clay and gravel terraces. Sandy Molasses.

› Process

Traditionally kept in stainless steel tanks after crushing. Pumping-over twice a day

› Grapes

Grenache
Syrah

› Tasting video

› Tasting

Appearance : A bright red hue.
Nose : Expressive nose of very ripe fruit.
Palate : On the palate it appears rich and fullbodied,
with silky tannins and good length and balance.

› Service

18°C with Provençal cuisine

› Recipes

› Wine Spectator - 31/10/2012

Very juicy and pure, with racy plum and cherry notes backed by hints of red licorice and violet. Ripe, but with a good chalky edge helping to drive the finish. Drink now through 2017.

• Note: 91/100

› James Molesworth - 01/06/2012

The 2010 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cairanne Peyre Blanche (75 Grenache, 20 Syrah and 5 Mourvèdre) is tightly wound, with a tangy, almost chalky spine holding the red currant, bitter cherry and damson plum notes which ripple through the very focused finish. The 2010 Gigondas La Gille, sourced from sandy soils in the middle terraces of the appellation, is an 80/20 Grenache and Syrah blend. It's very precise, with beautiful lilting spice, black tea and lightly mulled black cherry aromas, followed by silky tannins and a long, graceful finish that stands apart from the pack in the appellation. This is very long, with deceptive depth, but it wins now on brightness and balance, which should hold it for some time.

› Josh Raynolds - 23/05/2012

Bright ruby. Fresh red berry and floral aromas are lifted by a spicy note. Juicy and seamless on the palate, with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors dominating. Finishes smooth and long, with resonating spiciness and very good clarity.

• Note: 89-91/100

› Jancis Robinson - 04/10/2011

Lively crimson. Extremely sweet, candified nose. The Pomerol of the southern Rhône? Clean palate scrub on the end. Real energy.

• Note: 16/20

› Wine Advocate - 01/10/2011

Other wines under the Perrin et Fils label include the potentially outstanding 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Cairanne Pierres Blanches from a biodynamically farmed site. Cairanne tends to produce cool climate, earthy wines with a lot of pepper and spice notes, and, in this case, notions of raspberries and sweet, dusty cherries. There is a nice interaction between sweet and sour cherries in this medium to full-bodied, cool climate styled wine.

• Note: 88-90/100

› Wine Advocate
Robert Parker

The 2010 Cairanne Peyre Blanche is more elegant and slightly less impressive than the 2011, the latter vintage being my preference. The 2010 is still dense, displaying plenty of bay leaf/mint interwoven with cherry jam and dusty/earthy/loamy notes. It is medium-bodied, elegant and best drunk over the next 5-7 years.

• Note: 88/100