As owners of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and La Vieille Ferme in the Côtes du Ventoux and Luberon, the Perrin family has demonstrated exceptionally high standards for nearly a century. Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve Rouge is made from estate vineyards in Grand Prebois and Vinsobres, as well as from vineyards that the family leases, and from purchased grapes from producers under long-term contracts. The vineyard of Prébois has clayey limestone soils covered with stones. In Vinsobres the terraces are rich in quartz and marl limestone. All of these plots are managed and supervised by the Beaucastel team. After the harvest is sorted and destemmed, vinification takes place in stainless steel and oak. Aging occurs in tanks and foudre 25% of the year. Made of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre, this is the perfect 'everyday' drinking red to serve with Mediterranean, Italian and American cuisines. 2015 is a spectacular vintage for southern Rhône reds
Wine AdvocateAbnormally concentrated for this cuvée, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Reserve is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah (sourced from Vinsobres). Tasted prior to bottling, it offers intense cherry fruit, supple tannins and crisp acids. At the price this wine normally sells for, it should be a steal.
Wine EnthusiastThis ripe, fleshy wine is chock full of luscious mulberry and cassis flavors. It's potent and full bodied but a brisk, mineral sheen on the midpalate lends freshness. The finish is moderately long, framed by fine, soft tannins. Drink now-2023.