|Perrin & Fils
Chateau de Beaucastel 84350 Courthezon
Tel. +33 490 704 100
Direct sale: No.
2000 the Perrins bought 15 ha. beloging to Domaine
Gramenon. It was shortly before bougth by the owner of
Gramenon but was for sale again when the owner tradically
died by an accident.
A neighbouring estate of 30 ha. (Domaine de la
Biscarelle) was also bought by Perrin in 2000. Since then
further vineyards havde been bought bringing the holdings
in Vinsobres up to 60 ha situated in one block at an
average altitude of 300 m in an area called Les Cornuds.
The vinification takes place
in Perrin's modern vinification fascilities in
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.
Grenache are vinified in steel tank, and Syrah is
fermented in trunkcated wooden tanks and some of the Syrah
then aged in one-years-old barriques for 12 months.
Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien
From a parcel with 90-years-old, mixed planted vith Grenache
and Syrah which are vinified together
15% of the blend is aged in barriquesfor 12 months.
Robert Parker describes vintage 2010 this way:
"The super-concentrated, superb 2010 Vinsobres les
Hauts de Julien has off-the-charts richness. Floral notes
intermixed with blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry,
licorice, truffle and camphor are all present in this
superb wine, with is inky bluish/purple to the rim,
extremely full-bodied, with great acid and sweet but
abundant tannin. This is a wine for patient
connoisseurs/partisans of southern Rhône wines. Forget it
for 4-5 years and drink it over the following two