Grapes: 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault.
Region: France> Rhone Valley> Cotes du Rhone.
Notes: 2016 considered exceptional in southern Rhone. 6 months in oak foudres.
Description: For many wine lovers, Beaucastel is the best Chateauneuf-du-Pape in France. Coudoulet de Beaucastel is often considered the “baby Beaucastel”. This is due to the close proximity of the aforementioned vineyards and similar soil composites. This is truly a Cotes-du-Rhone that drinks like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Beautiful dark red dress. The nose is powerful with intense notes of juniper, black olives and pepper. In the mouth, it is an explosion of red fruit, with floral and spicy notes. Very nice balance combining great freshness, beautiful complexity, soft texture and balanced acidity. Please consider decanting 30 minutes before serving.
Food Pairing: Roasted meats (duck, game, lamb), BBQ, mushrooms, rabbit, eggplant, stew, alone, etc.