Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Beaurenard_CDP-Rouge_100.jpgWinery: Beaurenard
Rhone - Sud (Southern Rhone)
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Appellation:  Chateauneuf du Pape
Designation: AOC

Site: Selected from 20 different vineyard plots covering 32 hectares. All farming is biodynamic. Sites vary from clay and sand to Galets, but even where clay and sand cover, the round alluvial stones are just beneath the surface.

Grapes: Grenache 70%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 10%, the remaining 10% is composed of Cainsault, Vaccarese, Muscardin, Counoise, Terret.

Fermentation and Aging: A long fermenation in stainless steel cuve. Elaborated in foudres and barriques, 10% new.

Notes: Each vintage, about 15% of Boisrenard is assembled into the regular Chateauneuf-du-Pape, adding structure and richness. Elegance is always the goal and in great vintages Beaurenard Chateuneuf-du-Pape has fantastic aging potential. Even in generally weak vintages the wines are absolutely beautiful. (I have several cases of their 2002 in my cellar!). Production is about 100,000 bottles annually.

Vintage: 2010