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Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2014

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

The 2014 vintage is unexpected for the region. A mild and wet winter, a hot and dry spring and temperate and humid summer characterizes this vintage. An atypical year, a winemaker’s vintage. Bud-break took place very early and flowering was carried out in ideal conditions and fruit set was excellent, especially on Grenache. However, work in the vineyards and constant monitoring were necessary all the way through to harvest. The months of July and August were humid favouring growth. The slow maturation of the red grapes and long vinifications offered aromatic wines with freshness and finesse. The Syrah is gorgeous and Grenache is fruity and balanced.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2014

Serving

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

Tasting notes

This 2014 is full of promises. A complex nose with rich notes of red and black fruit, the mouth is rich with a powerful and generous attack and the tannic texture is already balanced and elegant, with a long, racy finish.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas - La Gille - 2014

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.