Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020, Château de Beaucastel 6 x 75cl

BCAS260
This is one of the iconic domaines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one which includes all 13 permitted grape varietals. An outstanding Mourvèdre dominated wine from the world renowned Château de Beaucastel/Famille Perrin.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 40% other permitted varieties.
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2028+
£282.00
 

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

Beaucastel 2020 is a complete wine. Aromatic and perfumed on the bouquet, flower scent and dark ripe fruits. The palate is very rich and concentrated with cassis and liqourice fruits, a wonderful texture, velvety and supported by finely grained tannins. A wine that oozes both power and finesse.

Vinification

This domaine was one of the first to practise organic viticulture - no herbicides, insecticides or any other chemical. It is also famed for 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. Maturation is in large oak foudres and the wine is bottled with a light fining but without filtration.

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