“The grapes are cold-macerated before being fermented to increase the aromas of fruit. Maceration and fermentation for about 20 days with pumping-over for the first few days followed by punching-down. Ageing takes place in barrels for 10 months and then in stainless steel for another 6 months.”-Winemaker’s Notes
“Maison Les Alexandrins is the natural evolution of the former Maison Nicolas Perrin. The wines of Maison Les Alexandrins are the natural extension of all the work undertaken at the estate. More modern in its approach, with a more contemporary style, it also proposes a more varied palette of Northern Rhone wines. This range is our invitation to the world to look at and interpret the traditions of the Northern Rhone Valley from a new perspective. We offer a style that is both contemporary and timeless, based on the exceptional terroirs discovered by Alexandre Caso, the specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhone Valley, with eight references that embody a thoroughly up-to-date classicism.”-Winery Notes
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Domaine & Maison Les Alexandrins came into being with the collaboration of three figures of the Northern Rhône Valley: Nicolas Jaboulet, 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l'Hermitage since 1834; Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage; and Alexandre Caso, specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhône. They came together in 2012 when Jaboulet (head of Maison Nicolas Perrin, founded in 2007) and Sorrel along with Caso (who together founded Domaine Les Alexandrins in Mercurol in 2009) began working parcel-by-parcel in Crozes-Hermitage for the wines of Maison Nicolas Perrin. Their shared knowledge of the terroir, of the wines that have marked the history of the Northern Rhône Valley, and their appreciation of the great wines of their region quickly inspired them to go even further together. In 2014, the desire of Caso and Sorrel to promote the Domaine Les Alexandrins wines and Jaboulet's ambition to anchor Maison Nicolas Perrin in the heart of the Northern Rhône Valley led the three men to strengthen their cooperation. From 2015, Maison Nicolas Perrin took a majority share in Domaine Les Alexandrins, reflected in the change of name to "Domaine et Maison Les Alexandrins". Their collaboration made it possible to pursue the dream of Domaine Les Alexandrins – that of making Northern Rhône wines that embody pure classicism – and at the same time transform Maison Nicolas Perrin and Maison Les Alexandrins to expand an offer already long acclaimed for its quality across all the appellations of the Northern Rhône.