Grenache Syrah Carignane Cinsualt Vallée du Rhône France
Perrin et Fils are a big name in the winemaking industry, highly talented and driven by the pursuit of excellence, they host many of the most conspicuous marques in all France. Enter the classic Rhone Valley cepage of Grenache and Syrah with an ample component of the aboriginal Carignan and Cinsualt, fashioned to an engaging and evocative, drink now styling. Fruit is sourced from mature vineyards husbanded by local families which have been growing grapes and making wine for countless generations.
From vineyards around the towns of Mazan, Moimoiron, Villes sur Azon, Puymeras and Saint-Didier on the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux, where the average height above sea level is three hundred metres. The soils can vary according to altitude but consist for the most part of deposits left around the base of chalky Mont Ventoux by receding seas of the tertiary period. Rich, red mediterranean soils are blended amongst the chalky debris and round stones. Vinification is adapted slightly to suit each grape variety. Nearly all parcels are lightly crushed and treated to a traditional extended fermentation in 150 and 300 hectolitre concrete vats, before ten months maturation in a combination of vats and large oak barrels.
Deep cherry red colour. The nose is rich and spicy exuding ripe fruit aromas The palate is well balanced with notes of red berries, cocoa and plum, supported by hints of background oak, a good solid red wine finishing with soft and pleasant tannins. Made to be enjoyed young, can accompany a wide range of flavoursome foods and is immensely satisfying just on its own.