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Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015, Château de Beaucastel

BCAS235
An outstanding wine from the world renowned Château de Beaucastel/Famille Perrin.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 40% other permitted varieties.
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2022+
Closure Type:
Cork
£60.00
 

Château de Beaucastel

Run by the Perrin family, Château de Beaucastel is one of the most important in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation and was one of the first to practise organic viticulture – no herbicides, insecticides or any other chemical. It is now farmed according to bio-dynamic principles, using all 13 permitted grape varieties in its final blend with the Mourvèdre variety being the most important, often accounting for a third of the final blend. The vinification process is rather interesting in that when the grapes arrive at the winery, they are heated rapidly in order to extract colour and aroma, whilst also killing bacteria. This is known as “à chaud” and is not widely used. After maturation in large oak foudres the wine is bottled with a light fining but without filtration. When mature, the wines of Château de Beaucastel are quite spellbinding. A true “wine experience”.

Tasting Notes

“The first blend of the 13 grapes varieties at Château de Beaucastel already shows a unique wine which reveal the fantastic weather condition and tasty grapes we had in the vineyard. The wine has a deep ruby colour with rich aromas, blueberries and cassis jam with silky tannins and delicate. A superb vintage which show an impressive energy and balance.” Famille Perrin.

Food Matches

Lovely with venison wellington with mashed potato, swede and parsnip.

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