Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018
A rare parcel selection blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah and 10% Counoise. Aged, liked Beaucastel, in large oak foudre but bottled 8 months later. Production is very limited, only one “foudre” equating to 5,000 bottles was produced.
Produced by Famille Perrin
The Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the regions best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.
Warm climate aromatics of fruit liqueur, leather and salt on the nose. Dark Crème de Mûre fruit dominates the palate, a little closed at first as you’d expect with the power and structure suppressing flavour initially. A second sip and a wave of sunny Mediterranean characteristics soon hit you - dried herbs, garrigue and salt washing through the ripe, dark brambly fruits. The warming, Provençal flavours are lifted on the finish by a noticeable, fresh violet touch. The influence of Mourvèdre here is clear with its density, perfume and mouth-watering savouriness. A big, rich and wild wine adequately tempered by Mourvèdre’s calming influence.