Famille Perrin ‘Les Crus’, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards 2018
GRAPE VARIETIES: 70% Grenache/Garnacha , 20% Syrah/Shiraz, 10% Mourvèdre
REGION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, FRANCE
The nose has intense aromas of ripe cherry, cocoa and sweet cinnamon. Perfectly balanced on the palate, this wine is full of red and black fruit characteristics with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape `Les Sinards` is fresh and forward, with length and volume and great ageing potential.
- Alcohol (ABV): 14.5 %
- Acidity: 4.80 g/l
- Residual sugar: 0.50 g/l
- pH: 3.74
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Famille Perrin is one of the most recognisable names in the Southern Rhône. The fifth and sixth generations of the family now manage the extensive vineyard holdings and grower partnerships which stretch across the region, from Vinsobres to the Ventoux. The Famille Perrin 'Les Crus' range highlights the diversity of certain Southern Rhône Crus, chosen for their distinctive soils and characters.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes were hand sorted and each variety is vinified separately. Part of the Syrah was vinified as whole bunches, while the rest of the grapes were destemmed before fermentation. After fermentation, the wines were tasted to define the final blend. Following blending, the wine was predominantly aged in oak foudres with 20% aged in used oak barrels.