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For the Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, Luc blends Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussane and Bourboulenc grapes and ages them in neutral oak so as not to "step" on the bright fruit nature of the driving varietal - Grenache. Annually, Luc made only 500-600 cases of this wine.
Vineyards have existed on the Roger Perrin property between Orange and Chateauneuf since the beginning of the 1900's. However, estate bottling only began in 1969 when the Domaine was founded by Roger who took over after his father-in-law's retirement. Roger died unexpectedly during the harvest in 1986, and his son Luc, a teenager who had studied enology and done an apprenticeship at Beaucastel, took over the domaine. Luc Perrin has steadily increased the quality of the vineyards and his wines and is now widely recognized as a rising star in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Luc Perrin holdings include 43 hectares of vineyards, spread out over sixty-one plots, some adjacent to famed Chateau du Beaucastel. While some of the vines are more than 100 years old, the average age of the vines is 60 years old. 85% of the vines are over 20 years of age. With their balance, intensity and typicity their vineyards are undoubtably one of the best finds in the Southern Rhone. Named by famed wine writer Robert Parker as a rising star, the Domaine has set it's eye on cultivating world class wines to rival the bigger names of Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the near future.