Nicolas Perrin Saint Joseph 2015

Nicolas Perrin Saint Joseph 2015
 

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Nicolas Perrin Saint Joseph 2015

There is a region who has managed to compress and focus the art of grape-growing and winemaking down to a single red (and white) grape variety and perfect it. This region is the North of Rhone in France, and the red grape in mention is the legendary Syrah grape. The historical ties of the North Rhone stretch thousands of years back. It started with the Greeks; They travelled up the Rhone valley and established the first vineyards in the North Rhone. After the rise of the Roman Empire, the North rhone became one of the empires most important areas.

The Syrah grapes comes in a variety of different expressions and qualities, all dependent on the producer. But when it is done right, the expression of the finished wine is fantastic. The Nicolas Perrin brand has a great expressive character on their wines, showing in my mind, the regions true character and diversity.

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With a high focus on wines reflecting the terroir of the North Rhone and blending with perfection in mind, the Nicolas Perrin brand has made a name for itself both in the Rhone Valley and beyond its borders. 

Maison Nicolas Perrin is in fact a collaboration between two families, Nicolas Jaboulet from North of Rhone and the famous Perrin family from the South of Rhone, who owns the world famous Chateau de Beaucastel. The two families have shared the winemaking tasks between them, whereas Nicolas Jaboulet handles the winemaking and Marc Perrin is in charge of the blending and bottling.

The duo started their work together in 2012 and that is when the brand name Maison Nicolas Perrin was established. Even though the brand is so young, it has already managed to establish a great following of consumers in only a few years time. This would not have been possible without Nicolas and Marc`s huge focus on delivering quality in every step of the process. 

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Winemaking

The grapes are cold macerated before fermentation, then macerated and fermented for about 20 days. After this the wine is matured in 1-2 year old oak barrels for 10 months.

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Nicolas Perrin Saint Joseph 2015

intens notes of ripe blackberries, bramble, nutmeg and crushed violet petals. The palate is dominated by elegant notes of crushed black pepper corns with a well structured and lingering finish.

Pairs with: Game, lamb and beef

Drink: 6-8 years

Producer: Nicolas Perrin

Country: France

Region: North Rhone

Marius has worked in several parts of the wine business for the last 16 years. He is currently working as a Category Coordinator for wine and spirits in the Travel Retail business. He is also a part of a tasting panel for the financial newspaper in Norway and writes articles and lectures in his spare time.Marius has a huge passion and dedication for the wine and spirits industry. He is a certified Sommelier and is currently undertaking the WSET Diploma in wines and spirits education.