Famille Perrin Sélections Parcellaires Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Les Chapouins - 2015

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Les Chapouins” is the family’s single vineyard from the terroir that has no secrets to them. This wine represents the greatness of the appellation.


“Les Chapouins” is the Famille Perrin’s single vineyard in Chateauneuf du Pape named after the plot. A windy and relatively cool area of the appellation that gives finesse and elegance to this predominantly Grenache blend and shows the great potential of the terroir of Chateauneuf du Pape.
The vintage
2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.
This wine is made from vines planted on a plot located in the north of the appellation of Chateauneuf du Pape on the locality of Les Chapouins.
The soil on this plot is typical of Chateauneuf du Pape, composed of the famous round pebbles on the surface, clay and limestone. A terroir that takes advantage of the windy and relatively cool location.
Vinified in the same way as Beaucastel, each variety is hand picked separately. Vinification in oak barrels for Syrah and Mourvedre that are reductive varieties, and in traditional cement tanks for the oxidative Grenache variety. After the malolactic fermentation, Famille Perrin blended the different varieties and aged the wine in oak casks for 5 years.
Grenache noir


15°C in big glasses with game, truffles and mushrooms.

Beautiful deep garnet-red colour with tiled reflections. The nose reveals a superb aromatic bouquet with notes of vanilla pods, dried fruit and stone fruit. Full of finesse and elegance, the palate is powerful and developed, offering smoky and grilled aromas delicately associated with notes of dried cranberries.