Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
In 1321, under the reign of Pope Jean XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar to be filled with the wine of Chateauneuf. Then, the popes planted new vines and the legend of the papal wine began. The legacy of Beaucastel, however, started in 1549 with Pierre de Beaucastel, where descendants of Pierre still make the famous wines of Chateauneuf today.
Respecting the terroir both means enhancing the soil characteristics and the environment but also highlighting the history of the location. Pioneers in their innovative approach to organic farming in 1950 and the biodynamic farming in 1974, Famille Perrin has the deep conviction that the grapes must have flavours to make an expressive wine. A wine that reveals the quintessence of it’s aromas and the grandeur of its origins.
Oak ageing is not dominant here, the authenticity of the grape varieties and terroir take the forefront. By continuing the tradition of blending the 13 historical varieties of Chateauneuf, Chateau de Beaucastel has an unmatched style every year. It makes wine with that unique and exceptional mix of power, structure, elegance and freshness. Matured for only 12 months in oak and matured in bottle until ready to be released.
This is a sumptuous wine with plenty of finesse, velvet textures and concentrated fruit, finishing intense and very long. Delightful with roast meats, stews and strong cheeses.