This juicy mouthful of red is one of the best under this label for years. Meaning 'the old farmhouse', this wine hails from the red Mediterranean soils and chalk debris of the slopes of Mount Ventoux near the town of Mazan in the south of the Rhône Valley. Often touted by international wine critics as one of the great wine values of the world, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan is warm and spicy with lashings of red fruits – raspberries and cherries – a touch of earth, and round, deliciously supple tannins. A friendly and fruity wine made to be enjoyed at anytime.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The Perrin Family, also owners of the famous Château de Beaucastel, search for the most suitable terroirs to produce a fresh and fruity wine. Unpretentious, this is the archetypal pleasure wine. Authentic, genuine and tasty. The vineyards are located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. The altitude offers freshness, which provides a good acidity level to the grapes. The wine is, therefore, fresh, fruity and well balanced. Pretty deep red colour. The fresh nose is on ripe red fruit with hints of cherries. Well balanced with soft tannins, it is a full and fresh wine with a nice length.
The years in 9 regularly mark the memory of winegrowers and this vintage was no exception. After an early bud burst in early April, flowering was gradual and took place in good conditions in all the vineyards. Then a hot summer began in late June, which the vines bravely resisted: they suffered little from water stress, thanks to the chamomile herbal infusions we sprayed on the vegetation to cope with the heat. Finally, the harvest went as usual, without any particular precocity. The wines are promising; a vintage in 9 is born, once again, under a lucky star."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, September 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Offering fabulous drinkability, the wine shows dark plum, blueberry compote, almond and floral characters on the nose. It is juicy, supple and silky on the palate with youthful fruit flavours and a lovely flowing mouthfeel. A versatile anytime red with charming fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2022."