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Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille - 2018

The story

The vines grow on limestone, calcareous marl and sandy soils, giving the Grenache immense finesse and elegance with unique aromas. Some old plots of Grenache planted on sand have pre-phylloxera vines.

Ageing

The grapes are manually harvested. Upon arrival in the cellar, the grapes are sorted, crushed and vatted. The fermentation is quite long and the extraction is done by manual punching down. The maceration stage is long as this allows to soften and refine the tannins. This results in a very delicate wine. After the malolactic fermentation and blending, the wines are aged in oak Foudres and barrels for a year.

The vintage

The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions.The wines are beautiful.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille - 2018

Serving

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

Tasting notes

Beautiful deep and bright purple colour. The fruity nose reveals notes of violet and blackcurrants. The Grenache is cultivated on sandy soils here which gives this wine a soft and rich mouth with aromas of liquorice and black fruit supported by soft, elegant tannins. Ageing potential between 4 to 7 years.

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille - 2018

Location

Located mid-hill, 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.