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  • Country ranking ?

    1 100
  • Producer ranking ?

    30
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

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The Story

Château de Beaucastel has long been considered as one of the greatest wines in France. It is famously known for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the northern limit of the appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, exposed to the mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been grown organically since the sixties.

Situation:Châteauneuf-du-Pape, between Orange and Avignon, Château de Beaucastel red is a 70-hectare vineyard.

Terroir:Château de Beaucastel is 70 hectares, in one single plot at the north of the appellation. The terroir is archetypal of the best terroirs in Châteuneuf: rolled pebbles on the surface, sand, clay and limestone deeper down. The vines are old and have been organically grown for over 50 years, which has allowed the roots to grow exceptionally deep.

Process:Each variety is harvested separately and manually. Vinification takes place in oak fermenters for the reductive varieties (Mourvèdre, Syrah) and in traditional enamelled concrete tanks for the oxydative grapes (all the others). Once the malolactic fermentation is finished, the Perrin family blends the different varieties. The blend is then aged in oak foudres for a year before bottling.

Grapes:Syrah Grenache    Mourvèdre Cinsault    Terret Noir Counoise    Muscardin Vaccarese    Clairette

 

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long and Too tannic

flavors

Earthy, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Toasty, Smoky and Spice

nose

Youthful, Complex, Ripe and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Developing, Full-bodied, Ripe, Focused, Fragrant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Excellent

Written Notes

Bricky garnet. Aromatic and invitingly complex and savoury but with a little more fruit sweetness than in the 2003. Fragrant with pepper and spice and still the evidence of red fruits. Some dried tomato and cigar box. Meaty sweetness in the mouth, spreads across the palate, still has firmly chewy tannins. Long finish. (JH)

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Origin

Courthezon, Rhône

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