Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Cotes du Rhone France
The essential Côtes du Rhône cépage, crafted almost exclusively from the Grenache of Grand Prébois and Syrah of Vinsobres. The inclusion of Mourvèrdre completes the holy trinty while contributing savouryness and pastoral charm. Filled with the fragrant fruit of Vallée Rhône and Mistral spice of Provence, Perrin Réserve makes a match with continental style grills and crumbed veal, slow braised joints and ham.
Perrin Pere & Fils have been drawning fruit from the finest vineyards along Côtes du Rhône since 1909. To this day they retain the choicest parcels to vinify into exemplary regional wines. Parcels of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah are sourced from Perrin estate properties at Grand Prebois and Vinsobres, as well as fine vineyards leased under long term contract. Within and around Grand Prebois, the soils are limestone gravel clays. Vinsobres is rich in quartz and limestone marls. Following the harvest, bunches are destemmed, followed by temperature controlled vinification. Batches are treated to a year's maturation in a combination of unwooded vats and seasoned oak Foudres before egg white fining and bottling.
Deep red colour The nose is all ripe fruits, plums and blackcurrant, liquorice characters, gingerbread hints and notes of violet The mouth is round, elegant, juicy and supple, with a predominance of fragrant liquorice, the tannins are polished and soft. A beautiful rendition of Côtes du Rhône GSM to enjoy today alongside lamb, gruyere or pissaladiere d'aubergine.