Famille Perrin Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge - 2019

Originating from different terroirs in Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine is one of the most faithful illustrations of the Southern Rhône Valley.

Story

The wine
This wine is produced by the Perrin family, using the same viticultural and wine-making techniques used at Château de Beaucastel.
The vintage
The years in 9 regularly mark the memory of winegrowers and this vintage was no exception. After an early bud burst in early April, flowering was gradual and took place in good conditions in all the vineyards. Then a hot summer began in late June, which the vines bravely resisted: they suffered little from water stress, thanks to the chamomile herbal infusions we sprayed on the vegetation to cope with the heat. Finally, the harvest went as usual, without any particular precocity. The wines are promising; a vintage in 9 is born, once again, under a lucky star.
Location
Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard is entitled to add the word ‘Villages’ after the words ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’. These are the best vineyard sites.
Terroir
Stony terraces over clay and limestone and gravel.
Ageing
The harvest date is determined by checking the ripeness of the grapes with analysis and tasting the berries. As soon as they arrive at the winery, the grapes are sorted and destemmed. The fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks between 150hl and 190hl. The extraction is done by pumping over and the frequency is determined by tasting. After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wines are transferred partly to oak barrels, partly to oak Foudres and finally the rest goes into stainless steel vats where they will be aged for a year.
Varietals
Grenache
Syrah

Advice

Serving
Serve at 18°C
Tasting notes
Elegant deep crimson-red dress. On the nose, this wine reveals a beautiful aromatic complexity with notes of black fruit, pepper and "garrigue". Smooth, well structured and perfectly balanced, the palate offers aromas of blackberries, plums and liquorice with a good length on the finish.