Crus & Terroirs

Crus & Terroirs



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Characteristic of Viognier and its floral notes, this is a wine with an incredible freshness and great depth. It will be a wonderful match for Mediterranean dishes and fish.

› 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.

› Description

A remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics, great with Mediterranean food and rockfish.

› Situation

Located on the fresh and light soils of Cairanne and Jonquières. The vineyard is situated between the rivers of Ouvèze and Aigues

› Terroir

Recent alluvial deposits of calcareous origin with variations according to the river path, clayey limestone

› Process

Crushing in pneumatic presses, fining of the must and refrigeration. Regulated fermentation in tanks.
In stainless steel until June, the period when its bottled after fining. Filtered.

› Grapes

Grenache Blanc

› Tasting video

› Tasting

Colour: golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean.
Nose: very intense with ripe yellow fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness.
Mouth: round and full, very balanced, mineral finish

› Service

With delicate or spicy (saffron) dishes, grilled fish, bouillabaisse

› Recipes

› Wine Spectator - 31/10/2012

Fresh white peach and green almond notes mingle in this floral-framed white, with a flash of melon rind on the finish.

• Note: 87/100

› Restaurant Wine - 31/10/2012

Moderately complex in style, this is a full bodied, finely flavored blend with good balance and a very long finish. It tastes of peach, pear, and lemon peel aromas/flavors. Exceptional.

• Note: *****

› Wine Advocate - 01/10/2012

Perrin's other inexpensive wines include the Perrin 2011 Cotes du Rhone Reserve white. A blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier and the rest Marsanne and Roussanne, this wine has loads of minerality along with some tropical fruit notes and intriguing white currants and quince. It is truly a serious wine and an ideal aperitif or food wine.

• Note: 87/100

› Anthony Dias

Smooth, ripe and rich with density and tangy fruit; clean, bright and long.

• Note: 89/100

› Wine & Spirits

A crowd-Pleaser, this is both rich in lemon pith flavor and zesty in acidity. Its brightness will bring back a little summer with a celery root salad this winter.

• Note: 86/100

› Restaurant Wine

Elegantly flavored, full bodied and crisp, a wine with peach, lemon peel, honey and roasted nut aromas/flavors and a crisp, persistent finish. Exceptional value.

• Note: *****

› Wine Review Online
Marguerite Thomas

This is a sly little bees-wax scented Rhône white that will work into your affections. the first sip or two might leave you unimpressed, but suddenly the centripetal force pulls you in to a core of aromatic ripe fruit. true, a little more length would be really terrific - but then the wine would probably cost twice as much.

• Note: 89