Perrin Freres | Nicolas Jaboulet
It’s not as exciting as the 1970s Opus One joint venture between Baron de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, but it has generated significant global wine interest and whetted the wine appetites of northern Rhône wine lovers. The wine undertaking between the Jaboulet and Perrin families, two venerable Rhône clans, is news because the wines are every bit as venerable.
This is a story about two family friends who come from the two opposite ends of the Rhône valley, North and South. In the North, Nicolas Jaboulet grew up on the hillsides of Hermitage, while the Perrin family has been in the southern Rhône, primarily in the prestigious appellation of Châteauneuf du Pape, since the beginning of the 20th century.
Nicolas Jaboulet. Perrin Freres could be described as a “boutique negociant.” As you can imagine, between these prestigious families they knew everyone of the winemaking neighbors; here they sourced small wine lots, brought their considerable tasting and blending talents to bear to produce very harmonious wines that speak to their appellation of origin.