It is no coincidence Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the region’s best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.
Grenache, Syrah. 50% aged in barriques. Cask sample.
Definite new oak influence giving vanilla on the nose, and raspberry ripple ice-cream fruit. Chewy tannin, great concentration and strong oak spice throughout the palate. After their regular bottlings, the oak influence on this Sélection Parcellaires wine comes as a surprise – but the quality of fruit is impeccable. (RH) [17.5+/20, Richard Hemming MW – October 2017, jancisrobinson.com]