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.
Crozes Hermitage is the biggest appellation of the northern Rhône with over 1,300 hectares. It spreads over 11 lieux-dits in the Drôme on the left bank of the Rhône River. The villages of Mecurol and Chanos Curson are renowned for the production of Crozes Hermitage Blanc. The grapes come from different sites: granite slopes in the north from ""Les Pends"" (with limestone on the surface) and stony soils in the south in Chanos Curson. Winemaker Nicolas Jaboulet said, ""We aim to keep the finesse and minerality with the vines from Les Pend and at the same time, length and body thanks to the vines from Chanos Curson."
The bunches were pressed and the juices left to settle. Fermentation took place at a low temperature in two and three year-old oak barrels. The wine was aged on the lees in old barrels for four months and then in stainless steel tanks for a few more months, to add body and complexity.
The wine is full of freshness and exudes citrus and apple aromas. The palate has a lovely roundness, with a subtle toasty character and apricot kernel on the finish.
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Name Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes Hermitage Blanc Country France Region Crozes-Hermitage ABV% 13% Vintage 2015 Grape Variety 100% Marsanne Size 750ml Dietary Information No