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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel 2020
Made from 80% roussanne, 15% grenache and 5% of everything else, this is a very fine and, as ever, multi-dimensional white Beaucastel. Full-flavoured and rich with a hint of peach and honeysuckle.
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- White Wine
- 2 - Dry
- Now to 2032
- 14% Alcohol
- bouquet/flavour marked by oak
- Cork, natural
The Perrin family is behind a bewildering number of enterprises. First there is Château de Beaucastel, the phenomenally successful Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate. La Vieille Ferme is a négociant division supplying significant volumes of well-priced wines from the Luberon and Ventoux. Grand Prébois is both a bottling hall in Courthezon and a brand of own-vineyard Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays. There is also an operation in California, providing Rhône vine stocks to Californian growers, and making wine under the Tablas Creek label. Then there is Perrin Père et Fils which groups together the other Perrin-owned vineyard and grape contracts. The Perrins are very important growers in Vinsobres, a recently promoted cru much loved by Society members, and also own vineyards in Gigondas, Vacqueras and Cairanne.
It sounds like quite an empire, but retaining the personal touch across all interests and generations is the secret of the success of this exceptional family. Their wines are easily some of the most consistent and quality-conscious in the Rhône valley, because they are made with the same standards, philosophy, and respect for the environment that have made their flagship, Beaucastel such an iconic name.
Closed for now, with apricot and a touch of creme anglaise. Full-bodied but not massive, this has plenty of tension keeping things neat, and a shining beam of acidity running through. Real length and...Closed for now, with apricot and a touch of creme anglaise. Full-bodied but not massive, this has plenty of tension keeping things neat, and a shining beam of acidity running through. Real length and intensity, and remarkably saline this year, displaying great power and balance. 80% roussanne, 10% grenache blanc and clairette, 10% bourboulenc, picardin and picpoul blanc, part of the blend was matured in two- and three-year-old barriques for one year.