About the Wine
Some deals are too good to pass up, and this is one of those. The 220 vintage, although very young is showing beautifully in the bottle. Maison la Berthaude is an exceptional rendition of the classic region from a leading estate. The quality to value of this wine is out of this world, truly a wine to stock up on.
Vineyards have existed on the Roger Perrin property between Orange and Châteauneuf since the beginning of the 1900s. However, the Domaine Roger Perrin was founded in 1969 when Roger Perrin took it over after his father-in-law's retirement. Roger died unexpectedly during the harvest in 1986, and his son Luc took over the Domain. Luc had studied enology and done an apprenticeship at Château de Beaucastel, which is managed by another family named Perrin. Slowly Luc Perrin increased the quality of his Domaine so that people began to recognize his name as a producer rather than mistakenly as one of the "Beaucastel Perrins." The two families, although neighbors and friends, actually have no genetic ties.
Rhône is a Valley where magic happens; where winemaking has been woven into the fabric of the land for centuries. Originally established by the Greeks in the 5th century B.C., these vineyards hold a rich heritage. The Romans, recognizing the region's potential, nurtured the vineyards over many centuries, utilizing the Rhone River as a vital trade route for their prized wines. However, the region faced adversity during the collapse of the Roman Empire, halting its commercial growth. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Rhône Valley's wines experienced a renaissance in the 14th century, courtesy of the Papacy. The ecclesiastical influence revived economic growth and set the stage for the region's viticultural prominence.
Today, the wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Rhone, are recognized for their unique character and exceptional quality, with Robert Parker calling it "one of the world's most prestigious appellations.”
2020 was a great year for CDP. This vintage was blessed with a 94-point review by Vinous Media which said, "In 2020, the warm growing season produced generous yields and wines that are often characterized by a solid structure, aromatic complexity and a remarkable sense of harmony."
Tasting Notes: 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. It shows ripe cassis, black stone fruits, and kirsch that converge with notes of smoke, leather, and forest floor to give this wine penetrating depth and complexity.
Dark berries, dried herbs and cured meat aromas on the nose follow through to a full body with chewy tannins. Creamy and fruity with raspberries and strawberries towards the punchy and juicy finish. 90% grenache, 5% syrah and 5% mourvedre. Drink or hold. ~91 James Suckling
Camphor, thyme, earthy red fruits, and leafy herbs get everything off to a good start. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, creamy, and forward with a ripe, dark cherry and kirsch core of fruits and a touch of chocolate on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2022-2032. ~91 The Wine Cellar Insider
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