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 appellation of Côte Rôtie is located on the hills of the right bank of the Rhône river. Some of the slopes exceed 60%. The vineyards are located at an altitude ranging between 180 and 325 metres. The main stone is granite covered in places by schist but also sand and calcareous soils. The wine is made from grapes primarily sourced from the southern part of the appellation; Côte Blonde and Côteau de Tupin.Vinification
The grapes are cold-macerated before being fermented to increase the aromas of fruit. Maceration and cofermentation for about 20 days with pumping-over for the first few days followed by punching-down. The wine was aged in one year old oak barrels for 15 months.
The dark colour shows a good concentration. The nose is slightly closed initially but opens up to intense aromas of black fruit and spices. The mouth is silky and elegant with a wonderful long finish.
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Name Nicolas Perrin Cote-Rotie Country France Region Northern Rhône ABV% 13% Vintage 2013 Grape Variety 98% Syrah/Shiraz, 2% Viognier Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Sustainable