Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Perrin & fils Gigondas

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

2008 was quite a cool vintage that we qualify as “Northern” style. The wine is elegant and has a lot of finesse but maintains its Southern flesh.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Perrin & fils Gigondas

Serving

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

Tasting notes

Colour: Bright ruby red with purple undertones
Nose: Cherries, thyme, blackberries
Mouth: Round and full bodied with elegant tannins and great balance

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Perrin & fils Gigondas

Location

Located mid-hill, just under the village centre, the Perrin family’s 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.