Region: France, Rhone Valley-Southern Rhone, Chateaunuef du Pape.
Grapes: Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, Syrah, Cinsault, plus 15% others (Vaccarése, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, and Roussanne).
Notes: Organic farming, Old vines, Aged in oak Foudres..
Description: The 2016 showed best due to excellent weather conditions. A balanced wine with great finesse and intense fruit notes allowed this harvest to flourish.
Chateau de Beaucastel, owed by the Famille Perrin, has long been regarded as one of France’s greatest vineyard for aging potential. With all thirteen varieties of the appallation organically grown since the 60’s. The vines are old and have been organically grown for 50 years, which has allowed the roots to grow exceptionally deep. The terroir is composed of the best terroirs in Châteauneuf: rolled pebbles on the surface, sand, clay and limestone deeper down.
The tannins are delicate but persistant surounded by an array of dark red fruits, currents and spices with figs, thyme and lavender. These wines have been known to age for over two decades.