Maison Nicolas Perrin create wines in a rigorous and meticulous manner. They are wines born of precision and subtle work in finding the balance between aromatic complexity and silky structure.
Their story is that of two families who come from the two opposite ends of the Rhone valley, North and South.
In the North, Nicolas Jaboulet, who grew up on the hillsides of Hermitage, and the Perrin family who has been in the southern Rhone, primarily in the prestigious appellation of Chateauneuf du pape, since the beginning of the 20th century.
This geographical reunion finds its meaning in the phrase "Axis Mundi." These latin words stand for the 4 cardinal points and symbolize the Cotes de Rhone region divided between the Northern (Septentrional) and the Southern (Meridional) appellations and right and left banks of the Rhone river.
They produce small quantities of wines in most of the Northern Rhone appellations, sourcing them by the barrel from top vignerons and friends they have known for years. For each appellation, they source from different growers and look for wines that will complement one another. Wines are then matured in the cellars of the Perrin family before bottling.
The first vintages were 2006 Ermitage Rouge, 2007 Côte-Rotie, Saint-Joseph reds as well as 2008 Hermitage Blanc, all of which were highly applauded with accolades from some of the world's best journalists.