Famille Perrin?s involvement in the wine trade can be traced back to 1909, when Pierre Traminer bought the Ch?teau de Beaucastel and then transferred it to his son-in-law Pierre Perrin, a scientist who further developed Beaucastel. His son, Jacques, continued his father?s efforts and continued to expand the family?s holdings until 1978. Today the torch is being carried by Jean-Pierre and Fran?ois, Jacques? sons. Marc, Pierre, Thomas, C?cile, Charles, Matthieu, and C?sar, the fifth generation, work today with them.
The taste profile of a Rh?ne blend will vary according to its individual components, as each variety brings something different to the glass. Grenache is the lightest in color but contributes plenty of ripe red fruit and a plush texture. Syrah supplies dark fruit flavors, along with savory, spicy and earthy notes. Mourv?dre is responsible for a floral perfume and earthy flavor as well as structure and a healthy dose of color. New World examples tend to be fruit-forward in style, while those from the Old World will often have more earth, structure and herbal components on top of ripe red and blue fruit.