2016 Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien Vieilles Vignes Famille Perrin

Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien Vieilles Vignes Famille Perrin
Colour
Red
Producer
Perrin et Fils
Region
Vinsobres, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Syrah , Grenache
Drinking
2020-2030
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2016 Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien Vieilles Vignes Famille Perrin
Colour
Red
Producer
Perrin et Fils
Region
Vinsobres, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Syrah , Grenache
Drinking
2020-2030
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£105.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, October 2017

Vinsobres is the most northerly of the southern appellations, so it is no surprise that this cuvée has a high proportion of Syrah (80%), supported by Grenache. The 80 year old vines in the 500m elevated 4 hectare parcel are kept cool by a stiff breeze and cool nights. At 40km north of Châteauneuf, the Syrah shows characteristics similar to the Northern appellation of Cornas, with a deep purple colour, violets and graphite aromas on the nose and a distinct freshness on the palate. The sweetly spiced dark fruit is enhanced by some new oak. Glossy and stylish, falling geographically and stylistically between north and south.

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Producer

Perrin et Fils

The Perrin family have been making wine in the Rhône Valley since 1909, when the great-grandfather of Jean-Pierre and François Perrin bought, originally as a weekend and summer retreat from the town, Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His son-in-law, Pierre, took on the running of the vineyard that was already there, but had become very overgrown, and Beaucastel is now one of the top estates in the Rhône Valley. In the seventies, Pierre's son, Jacques, with his son, Jean-Pierre, set up La Vieille Ferme, anégociant business selling a good value pair of wines from the Rhône Valley - bringing the expertise and attention to detail from sixty years of making top-of-the-range wine to slightly more humble appellations. Over the years, and with the addition of Jean-Pierre's sons, Marc, Pierre andThomas to the family business, this has grown into a range of ‘cru' wines that embody theindividuality and character of each of their appellation areas including Vinsobres and Gigondas.

Region

Vinsobres, Rhone & Southern France

Made up of 1300 hectares, Vinsobres is the newest AOC in the Rhône Valley, moving up from a Côtes du Rhône Villages to a cru (like Vacqueyras and Gigondas) in November 2005. According to appellation rules, it must be 50% Grenache and at least 25% of either Syrah or Mourvèdre, though Carignan and Cinsault as also permitted. Many people consider it the most ‘northern' of theSouthern Rhône appellations due to its higher altitude (400 metres above sea level) and more northerly position (30 km north of Châteauneuf du Pape) which enable its wines to retain its freshness and focus, notably in warmer vintages.

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