Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc `Les Sinards`, Famille Perrin ‘Les Crus’, Southern Rhône, France, 2019
Famille Perrin is one of the most recognisable names in the Southern Rhône. The fifth and sixth generations of the family now manage the extensive vineyard holdings and grower partnerships which stretch across the region, from Vinsobres to the Ventoux. The Famille Perrin 'Les Crus' range highlights the diversity of certain Southern Rhône Crus, chosen for their distinctive soils and characters.After pressing, the must was refrigerated and cold settled. Fermentation took place in demi-muids. Regular bâtonnage was carried out to add roundness and structure to the finished wine. Following a period of ageing in barrel, the wine was lightly fined before bottling. Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Sinards’ Blanc is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Made in tiny quantities, it is sourced from a 2.5-hectare plot, ‘Clos du Château’, located near to Beaucastel, and managed by the same team.
Food pairing ideas : White Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine pairs well with fish, shellfish, lobster, crab, sushi and chicken.
A golden colour in the glass, this wine reveals elegant aromas of almonds, limes and white fruit on the nose. On the palate it is refined with citrus and peach flavours well-balanced with racy acidity. 40% Clairette , 40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne .
Winemaker: Pierre Perrin
Alcohol (ABV): 13.5 %
Acidity: 3.78 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l