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Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2015

The story

The vines grow on limestone, calcareous marl and sandy soils, giving the Grenache immense finesse and elegance with unique aromas.

Ageing

The whole harvest is destemmed. Vinification in wooden truncated casks and stainless steel tanks. Ageing in Foudres and barriques.

The vintage

2015 was a magnificent year in the south as well, characterized by excellent sanitary conditions thanks to the mild, wet winter, followed by a relatively hot, dry spring. The vines coped well with the extreme heat and lack of rain in the summer thanks to good hydric reserves. Following satisfactory flowering, rapid and regular ripening was assisted by rain that fell in August, producing berries rich in phenolic compounds and anthocyanins. As in the north, harvesting took place under excellent conditions.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2015

Serving

Serve at 16°C with a veal chop with morels or a crispy lamb breast.

Tasting notes

The nose is complex with beautiful notes of red and black fruit. The mouth is elegant with a generous attack and the tannic structure is already balanced and silky with a long and elegant finish.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2015

Location

Located mid-hill, just under the village centre, the Famille Perrin vineyard is amongst the most historical vineyards in Gigondas. It benefits from a flow of cold air which blows through the valley situated to the west of the village.

Terroir

Limestone, calcareous marl, clay and sand. The vines are planted on terraces, facing northwest.