Perrin Luberon Rosé 2021

If you like easy drinking rosé wines, this one is perfectly suiting aperitifs and simple cookery.

Story

The wine
Seductive colour of limpid and shiny pink. On the nose, this wine opens up with a smooth bouquet of red fruit with notes of currants and fresh pomegranate. Well balanced between the fruit and the freshness, it offers a nice tension on the palate and a mineral finish.
The vintage
2021 is a vintage marked by freshness, which is similar to the vintages we had in the eighties and nineties. It is also what we call a "winegrower vintage", human intervention and the care given to the vines were decisive for the quality of the vintage. Marked by climatic vagaries, with an episode of frost in April and interrupted harvest because of rain, this year has indeed required constant investment from our teams in the vineyard. Their attention and their commitment have borne their fruit: this vintage is very promising with lots of freshness and great balance.
Location
Located largely in the regional park of the Luberon, on equal distance from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Manosque. The average altitude of the vineyard is at 300 meters. Late maturity zone.
Terroir
Ancient alluvial deposits with flat and round pebbles, limestone marl, some areas called Collets du Luberon, meaning rocky zones close to clay, results of alpine diluvium flows.
Ageing
The harvest takes place between the last days of August and mid-September, when the grapes have reached optimal maturity. This is defined by analysis and berry tastings. Harvest takes place early in the morning to preserve the freshness of the fruit and avoid oxidisation of the aromas. As soon as the grapes arrive at the winery, they are pneumatically pressed which allows to extract the musts. Fermentation starts after settling and lasts about 15 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wines are kept in stainless steel vats and slightly fined before bottling.
Varietals
Syrah
Grenache noir
Grenache blanc
Vermentino
Mourvèdre

Advice

Serving
10-12°C on hors-d'oeuvres, cold buffets, tomato salads, grilled meat, … and other summer lunches.
Tasting notes
Elegant translucent pale peach-pink colour with shiny reflections. Fresh and very fruity, this wine has a particularly seductive Provençal nose, shows beautiful aromas of ripe fruit with body and roundness, well balanced by a slight bitterness on the finish which brings a lot of salinity to this wine.