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Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2014

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Coudoulet de Beaucastel is a sell-out success every vintage and this release is no exception. It comes from vineyards literally across the road from its Châteauneuf-du-Pape big brother and the terroir is almost identical. In fact, such is Coudoulet’s similarity to Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape that even the Perrin family, owners of the estate, refer to it as their ‘Baby Beaucastel’
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
30% Grenache, 30% Mouvèdre, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now throught to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£19.99
 

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.

Tasting Notes

Punchy, bright and full bodied, the 2014 vintage can thank an extended burst of sunshine late in the growing season for its delicious, well-balanced character. Ripe and round, with a beautiful line of fresh acidity and heady notes of herbs and spice.

Food Matches

Pair with cherry glazed duck breast.

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