Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Code: BCAS270
A brilliant wine from this 131ha domaine, which is one of the most important in the appellation and was one of the first to practise organic viticulture – no herbicides, insecticides or any other chemical. Château de Beaucastel is also famed for using all 13 permitted grape varieties in its final blend. Yields are low at 30hl/ha from vines that average 50 years old.

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 c...

Château de Beaucastel 2021 has a deep ruby colour and boasts impressive aromas and flavours of dark fruits, liquorice, mineral, and plum. Beautifully rich with fantastic concentration and ultra-fine tannins. A superb vintage which shows an impressive energy and balance.
Lovely with venison wellington with mashed potato, swede and parsnip.
The grapes are destemmed and the 13 different grape varieties are vinified in traditional temperature controlled vats for 15 days, before ageing in oak barrels for 12 months.

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