Maison Nicolas Perrin brings together the scions of two of the great families of the Rhône, Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel. This joint venture micro-négociant was created in 2009 with the sole aim of producing top quality Northern Rhône wines. Nicolas is able to source the best fruit and wines from growers and producers that he has formed a long standing relationship with, while the Perrin family bring expertise in winemaking and blending, as well as the use of their cellars. The partnership stems from a long standing friendship, a shared love of gastronomy and a philosophy to create wines that represent the best of their appellation.
The vines for the Syrah Viognier average 15 years and are planted on terraces around the Rhône. Blending from various vineyards gives the wine complexity as well as consistency. The granite soils provide structure and minerality. Some vineyards contain polished galets that retain the heat of the sun during the day which is reflected back to the vine at night. This effect provides perfect ripeness, a quality that can be tasted in this round and smooth wine.
The grapes were cold-macerated before fermenting to extract the flavour and colour from the skins. Part of the wine was aged for five to six months in stainless steel tanks which helped keep the fresh aromatics of the grapes. The remainder was aged in oak casks for the same amount of time to help extract the tannins.
Bright ruby colour with purple undertones. Intense aromas of red fruit, blackcurrants and blueberries are complemented by notes of peppercorn and nutmeg. On the palate, the wine is lively and mineral with soft, round tannins and very well-balanced acidity. The softness and finesse of Viognier makes the wine more powerful and full bodied than a simple Syrah.
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Name Maison Les Alexandrins Syrah Country France Region Northern Rhone ABV% 12.5% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 92% Syrah, 8% Viognier Size 750ml Dietary Information No