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Primary Notes: Black Cherries, Baked Raspberries Cinnamon,
Secondary Notes: Vanilla,
Tertiary Notes: Chocolate, Leather, Smoke,
Body: Medium +
Dryness: Very Dry
Tannin: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Rhone Valley, France
Maker: Famille Perrin
Grape: Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau) Blend
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with lamb dolma, Morrocan chicken tagine with olives, or smokey cauliflower steaks.
Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Rouge
Famille Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards is a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape made mostly of Grenache. If there's a French wine that everyone deserves to taste at least once in their life, it would probably be Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Intense ruby red colour. Delicate nose of black cherries, baked raspberries, chocolate and sweet baking spices. Silky mouthfeel with great length, perfect balance, smooth tannins and a refreshing acidity. Fresh and forward on the palate, developing flavours of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, ripe plums and cherry fruits as well as vanilla, cinnamon and leather spice. There's a hint of cocoa, earth, smoke and tobacco on the tail-end of each sip.
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Majority of the blend comes from young vines (under 15 years-old) at Château de Beaucastel and the remaining fruit from vines near Beaucastel. The plot lies on Urgonien limestone soils with a layer of pebbles on top, which retains the daytime heat and aids slow ripening of the grapes.
Separate harvest for each grape when they reach optimal ripeness. On arrival at the winery, each variety goes through sorting by hand and vinification separately.
Vinification with whole bunches for part of the Syrah, but the rest of the grapes go through destemming before fermentation. After fermentation, the wines are tasted to define the final blend. Following blending, the wine ages in oak foudres (20% used) for 2 years. Long ageing potential of up to 15 years from vintage.
Top tip: Decant an hour before serving.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The 2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards seems to have a bit of everything. Bright, fresh raspberries and orange zest. Deep, ripe plum and chocolate? Check. It all comes together in a full-bodied, silky textured wine that finishes long and vibrant, with subtle spice accents.
This is brimming with dark cherry, currant and plum puree flavors, supported by dark licorice and sweet earth notes underneath, ending with streaks of bay leaf, tobacco and juniper through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2033.