Crus & Terroirs

Crus & Terroirs

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This wine gets its exceptional aromas from less than 1 hectare of vines of about 100 years of ageT

› The vintage

2009 is a great vintage of the Southern Rhône Valley. It’s a combination of ripe fruit, a rich and harmonious mouth and a fleshy finale with elegant tannins.

› Description

Vinsobres is one of the most beautiful Crus in the Southern Rhône

› Situation

The vineyard is located 40 km north of Châteauneuf du Pape at an altitude of 300m benefiting from a cool climate, perfect for Syrah. Les Hauts de Julien is made with grapes from an old plot of vines (around 90 years old) co-planted with Syrah and Grenache.



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› Terroir

Quaternary alluvial stones on terraces

› Process

Vinified traditionally at the Perrin & Fils cellar. Aged 15% in oak barrels for one year. No filtration before bottling.

› Grapes

Grenache
Syrah

› Tasting

Colour: Intense red
Nose: Red fruit, blackcurrent, underwood
Mouth: Beautiful texture, extremely pure

› Service

17°C

Opaque ruby. Intensely perfumed scents of candied red and dark berries, potpourri and Moroccan spices. Deep, penetrating black raspberry and mulberry flavors are braced by tangy acidity, showing a suave blend of richness and vivacity. Closes on a nervy note, with lingering sweetness and very good tenacity.

Note: 91/100
Josh Raynolds - 23/05/2012

90-year-old vines, half Grenache, half Syrah, interplanted and co-fermented. 15% aged in oak. Real intensity on the nose but still subtle. Rich and cool and very sophisticated. Fragrant and fruity but not jumping up and down – much more assured, even at this stage. Dense, almost stern in its concentration but also elegant and fresh. A testament to old vines. Only 6,000 bottles. Perrin's Vinsobres look really good in 2009

Note: 17,5/20
Jancis Robinson - 04/10/2010

The Perrin et Fils 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages-Vinsobres Vieilles Vignes Les Hauts Julien is the most brilliant wine produced in Vinsobres. The Perrins now own 140 acres in Vinsobres, and this is the best selection of the oldest vines. I recently had a bottle of the 2007 at the wonderful New Orleans restaurant, Herbsaint, and while it was still young, it was a brilliant expression of cool climate, high elevation Grenache and Syrah. Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2009 hits all the palate’s sweet spots offering up notes of graphite, truffles, blueberries, blackberries, licorice and camphor. Full-bodied with crisp acidity, wonderful purity and vivid freshness and delineation, it should drink well for 10-15+ years.

Note: 92-94/100
Wine Advocate - 01/10/2010


Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien 2009

Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien 2009