Perrin et Fils Les Christins Vacqueras 2001

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

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Item No. 56737
  • red wine
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, the Perrin Vacqueyras is from vineyards neighboring those of Beaumes de Venise and Cotes du Ventoux, where the soil is stony clay. Matured in vat, cask and barrl, the wine is rich and ripe, full of aromas evocative of leather and amber. On the palate, it has soft silky tannins and great concentration.

"Rich, ripe and ultrasilky, with fat tannins that give this full-bodied wine a creamy and velvety texture. Dark fruit blends with charcoal, grilled meat, licorice and espresso notes on the lovely finish. From the brothers who make Château Beaucastel. Drink now through 2007."
-Wine Spectator

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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 Chateau de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines. Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine...

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Learn About Vacqueyras

(vah-keh-rahs) Once just a Cotes-du-Rhone village, the wine of Vacqueyras made its mark and in 1990, gaining its own appellation. The wine is somewhat similar to its northern neighbor, Gigondas, and occasionally even more rustic. Vacqueyras wine gives off the flavors of the earth where the vines grow - wild herbs, spice and rocky soil. Notable Facts Like other Southern Rhone...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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