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Maison Nicolas Perrin Saint Péray - 2012

Saint Péray

Vignoble de caractère, le Saint-Peray a forgé son nom au cours d’une histoire mouvementée. Au XVème siècle, Saint-Peray trouve son identité lorsque les villageois, quittant l’enceinte du château de Crussol, s’installent dans la vallée du Mialan. Leur village de Saint-Pierre-d’Ay devient « Saint-Peray » sous l’influence du patois.
     

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Offers a creamy, forward feel, with melonball, toasted brioche and almond notes woven together. Languid finish.

his is the most southern appellation of the northern Rhone, so it's a perfect place to make a wine. It is known for its sparkling wines, unusually for the Rhone, owing to a quirk of history when monks from Champagne settled here in the 17th century. But the past 10 years have seen a real push by local winemakers to make their still wines better known. This is an excellent example - a touch of bitter almonds, excellent persistency, and value.