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2021 Famille Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape Les Sinards

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March 3, 2024 - $26

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

Scented nose with dark cherries, blueberries, dried thyme, plums, bark, roasted meat and baking spices following through to a medium to full body with finely grained tannins. Elegant and textural with a velvety core of juicy and crunchy berries on the mid-plate mingling with herbs and spices in harmony. Well-composed with a precise long finish.

92Wine Spectator

A seductive, overt style, with ripe cherry and sappy red licorice at the forefront, backed by smoked apple wood and iron shavings. Supple on the palate, with cashmere tannins providing nice structure through the smoky, silky finish.

16+ Jancis Robinson

Quite a herbal, floral nose, red fruits and sweet spice. Soft and inviting palate, strawberry notes. There are firm tannins – fine and detailed. Really juicy fruit core and a ripe delicate red-fruit profile... Long ripe finish.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.