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Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape 2006

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Region: France » Rhône

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Color: Red
Varietal: Roussanne
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Chateau de Beaucastel:
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" boug... Read more
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet". Later, the manor house that we know today was built here and you can still see the arms of the Beaucastel family sculpted in stone in one of walls of the drawingroom. The Beaucastels were among the more notable families of this little town and in 1687 Pierre de Beaucastel, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was appointed "Capitaine de la ville de Courthezon" by Louis XIV. The letter from Louis XIV, also signed by Colbert, to Pierre de Beaucastel is still in our possession. Two centuries later at the time of the phylloxera, the owner of Beaucastel was Elie Dussaud, a companion of Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez Canal. In 1909 Pierre Tramier bought the property and Beaucastel then passed to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a scientist who considerably increased the vineyard holding. His efforts were continued by Jacques Perrin until 1978... Today the torch is carried by Jean Pierre and François, sons of Jacques. But Marc, Pierre, Thomas and Matthieu, who represent the fifth generation, are ready to pursue this fabulous family history. Read less

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Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
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4.00 5
06/28/2009

Medium bodied and spicy, with sweet oak. Great wine, great price! Very sip worthy.


Snooth User: Zinmaniac
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4.50 5
06/03/2012

Deep dark red, classic Zinfandel aromas of jam, blackberries and spice, full-bodied and smooth, dark fruits and hint of black cherry, with peppery and spicy finish, lingering warmth and light tannins.


Snooth User: rjrausch
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5.00 5
05/17/2009

To date, my favorite red blend. A light aroma with bright berries and some tobacco. Very smooth with a long finish and strong blackberry flavors with a sweet side. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Price may kick it out of the everyday list and into the special occasion list, but still a good wine for the price. 51% Zin, 23% Cab Sauv, 12% Syrah, 6% Petit Sirah, 6% Charbono, 2% Grenache.


Snooth User: brad8983
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4.50 5
05/29/2009

I dug this quite a bit. Stays on the tongue for quite a while...


Snooth User: LynnATL
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3.00 5
05/26/2009

tasted and purchased at their tasting room 5/09. Enjoyed the big fruit. Approachable.


Snooth User: amedros
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3.50 5
01/23/2010

Very big fruit. Can taste a little young. We keep this stocked at all times as great drinking wine.


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04/30/2010

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04/01/2008

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