To produce the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Les Sinards” Famille Perrin “Les Crus”, the must was refrigerated and cold settled. Fermentation took place in demi-muids. Regular bâtonnage was carried out to add roundness and structure to the finished wine. Following a period of ageing in barrel, the wine was lightly fined before bottling.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Sinards’ Blanc is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Made in tiny quantities, it is sourced from a 2.5-hectare plot, ‘Clos du Château’, located near to Beaucastel, and managed by the same team.
Famille Perrin is one of the most recognisable names in the Southern Rhône. The fifth and sixth generations of the family now manage the extensive vineyard holdings and grower partnerships which stretch across the region, from Vinsobres to the Ventoux. The Famille Perrin ‘Les Crus’ range highlights the diversity of certain Southern Rhône Crus, chosen for their distinctive soils and characters.