2021 Chateauneuf-du-Pape rouge, Chateau de Beaucastel - bio

139.33 € / L Incl. VAT, Excl. Shipping
available 10th of april 2024

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Château de Beaucastel is a classic among Rhône wines, famous for its phenomenal quality and great aging potential. What is special about Beaucastel is its 70 hectare vineyard in one piece. It is also one of the few wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that grows all thirteen permitted grape varieties and usually also uses them in the final wines.

A large proportion of the red Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made up of the Mourvedre grape variety, a powerful variety that produces dark wines with distinctive tannins. This usually makes the Beaucastel more robust than its neighbors, which rely more on the gentle Grenache Noir. The wines at Chateau de Beaucastel are aged in large barrels; barriques are not used. The wines have been certified organic since the 2020 vintage.

The 2021 vintage is once again a really big one; stylistically it is more similar to the cooler years of the 1980s and 1990s. It has freshness, precision and a lot of pressure in the extract, as well as perfectly mature tannins, very long and delicate. Should develop positively over many years to decades.

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Optimal drinking   now until 2044+
Analysis data 14.5% Alk. Vol.
refining in large wooden barrels (Fudern)
Grape varieties in 2020 30% each Grenache Noir and Mourvedre, the rest is Syrah, Counnoise, Cinsault etc.
Reviews 94/100 Wine Spectator (2021 vintage)
Closure Natural cork
Type dry red wine

Distributor: PERRIN ET FILS SAS, Château de Beaucastel, Chemin de Beaucastel
84350 Courthezon France
Product from France - contains sulphites. Organic wine FR-BIO-01