Château de Beaucastel
Beaucastel is situated on the east side of Châteauneuf near Courthézon. The Domaine is owned by François and Jean-Pierre Perrin and consists of 70 hectares made up of 30% Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, with the rest being planted with the appellation’s ten other permitted grape varieties. In every way it sets itself apart from its local rivals; from an unusually low proportion of Grenache for today’s average Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, to the unique thermo-vinification process involving a short intense burst of heat during fermentation in order to aid extraction of colour and flavour from the grapes while killing harmful bacteria. These elements, and the Perrin’s unwavering determination for perfection, result in one of the Rhône’s most complex and long lived wines.
This is a great wine for drinking now! A beautiful freshness make it almost Northern Rhone in style. A complex mix of red forest fruits with beautifully defined tannins is complimented by a touch of spice from the Grenache component and the finish is full bodied, multi – layered and opulent.
Lovely with venison wellington with mashed potato, swede and parsnip.