Famille Perrin Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien 2004
Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
Owned and farmed by the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel fame,this Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien comes from a single plot of very oldvines - 90 years - which, quite unusually, was co-planted with Syrah andGrenache. The Hauts de Julien is 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache.
Deep purple in color. Red licorice and blueberry - thick, multilayered fruit. Lots of meaty tannins and a very, very long juicy blueberry finish.
Quite a good match with Mediterranean dishes, especially those with black olives.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2004 Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone-Villages Vinsobres Vieilles Vignes Les Hauts de Julien, which in this vintage comes from equal parts Syrah and Grenache with the Syrah aged in small barrels and the Grenache in tank, is another stunning wine with plenty of raspberry, cherry, creme de cassis, and floral notes and that striking minerality that seems to be a part of this appellation. A pretty full-bodied wine for a 2004, with good underlying acidity and ripe tannin, it should drink beautifully for a decade. "
Famille Perrin Winery
Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.
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About Other RhôneView a map of Other Rhône wineries Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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