An emblematic figure in the Rhône Valley who was at the helm of the Perrin family estates until 1978 and the iconic Château de Beaucastel, Jacques Perrin has established himself as a free-spirited and visionary figure in the wine world. A pioneer, he initiated organic farming in the 1960s and biodynamic farming in 1974. He also decided to bring back the cultivation of Mourvèdre, the emblematic Rhône Valley grape variety. With a unique style and an extraordinary signature taste, the Hommage à Jacques Perrin wine conveys the perfect balance between terroir and grape variety, an expression that is highly sought-after by Jacques Perrin, and is the very epitome of a Grand Vin.
A legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, Hommage à Jacques Perrin by Château de Beaucastel is one of the world's greatest wines. It brilliantly embodies the motto of the Perrin family: "A Grand Vin embodies emotion and civilisation, a myth that goes beyond time". The first vintage of this prestigious wine was produced in 1989. Produced in very limited quantities, the Hommage à Jacques Perrin wine comes from a unique terroir composed of rolled pebbles upon clay-limestone and silt soils in an exceptional vineyard located in the northern part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, in the Rhône Valley.
Relatively mild, the winter was punctuated by an episode of frost which had little impact on the vineyards, even the earliest plots. While the mildness of spring favoured vegetative development, a constant wind kept the soil cool. The hot, sunny summer was marked by both coolness and temperature variations between day and night, ideal conditions for ensuring a high-quality and even ripening of the grapes. Harvested at perfect maturity, the juicy and balanced grapes gave rise to a fine vintage.
This rich and ample iconic red wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape Perrin exudes fine fruity (black fruits) and spicy aromas beautifully, features of the Mourvèdre varietal.