Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2012 75cl

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Country France
Region Rhône
Brand Famille Perrin
Grape Variety Grenache / Mourvèdre / Syrah
Size 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2012
Maturity Drinkable now but recommend laying down - will keep for 20+ years
Food Match Rich Beef dishes such as Tournedos Rossini
Special Features Organic
Style Full bodied, rich and slightly dry

Château de Beaucastel’s flagship wine is a full-bodied, rich, beautifully layered decadent wine with a fantastic concentration of awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets with ultra-fine tannins.


Nearly black in colour, the nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, with red fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round, with figs, cherries, blackcurrants and stewed fruit, all with great acidity. 


An incredibly hedonistic wine, it will certainly provide ample reward long into the future.  Decanting recommended.


Certified Organic.

Country Of Origin: France

Château de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Châteauneuf du Pape, between Orange and Avignon, in a vineyard exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.


Château de Beaucastel is 110 hectares, with one single plot at the north of the appellation. The terroir is archetypal of the best terroirs in Châteauneuf: rolled pebbles on the surface, sand, clay and limestone deeper down. Beaucastel grows all thirteen grape varieties authorised by the appellation.  The vines are old and have been organically grown for 50 years, which has allowed the roots to grow exceptionally deep.


Each variety is harvested separately and manually. Vinification takes place in oak fermenters for the reductive varieties (Mourvèdre, Syrah) and in traditional enamelled concrete tanks for the Oxydative grapes (all the others). Once the malolactic fermentation is finished, the Famille Perrin blends the different varieties. The blend is then aged in oak Foudres for a year before being bottled.

It is no coincidence Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the regions best terroirs.

Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir.  Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise.  Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.

Read more here: La Famille Perrin

Country Of Origin: France

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