LVT 2018 r 2018 wh 2018 rosé From the Beaucastel stable, with a growing proportion of own vineyards, and long-term partnerships where the Perrin family help to supervise and execute the vineyard work. The title of the range changed to Famille Perrin, instead of Perrin & Fils, in 2009. There is extremely reliable quality, with the cheaply priced La Vieille Ferme range recovering from a dip (feel of very mass produced wine) in 2015; those wines are soft and easy. The organic Vin de France L'Oustalet red is also worth a mention: the 2016 was an impressive ***(*) wine, with neat richness and the ability to impress, the 2018 also ***(*). L'Oustalet is the family's one Michelin star restaurant in the village of Gigondas, a highly recommended destination.
The Vacqueyras Les Christins red has been an encouraging **** STGT wine in both 2015 and 2016, while the 2017 was a nourishing, superior ****(*), the 2018 ****. That's one to go for.
I find the recent Cairanne reds not as locally-inspired these days, as they follow a rather minimalist or down the line style. The Vinsobres reds are extremely good, while the Gigondas Clos des Tourelles is a wine of great stature from old vines.
Famille Perrin La Ferrière route de Jonquières 84100 Orange
Tel: +33(0)490 11 12 00
Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Canada 4) Denmark, Norway
Percentage Exported: 70%
British Importers: Tanners, Shrewsbury, Justerini & Brooks aka J&B, 61 St James's Street, London SW1A 1LZ, +44(0)207 484 6400, www.justerinis.com