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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2002

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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: gtv john
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04/02/2009

Blends the lushousity edge of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, mitt the brusque structure of Petite Sirah, etc: it is the flesh of all life rolled into complexity and trapped, like unto a "Prisoner"? I fully expect Swift Cellars to issue forth a wine named "Enigma" ..though love that this aspect also is chained into this art filled, exquisitely crafted blend. I am not one to buy for a label (other than the 1973 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac ode to Pablo Picasso label:), but this label did catch mein attention, and then the more evidence I found out, the more I wanted to know? So after buying 3, and waiting as long as I could (okay, I made it only 8 months) it is not so much mystery, though I could've sworn I saw a sea smoke mist fog drifted around, enveloping the neck of bottle like a John Carpenter film, after easing out das cork? This very straight forward artful blendola is 50% Zinfandel, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% holy exotica Charbono, and a smidge of 1% Grenache as clean-up crew. Clean layered it is, swirl for darkest magenta colours, initial fruit whiff of black berry-currant, to an in the glass nose includes a tad of cocoa, and licorice tart cherry in black coffee scents, if that's possible. Smooth as a glacier this moves across the mouth med. weighted layers of flavor revealed include a spice that is shackled and controlled to carry out a most if not soft, very pleasure enhancing finish. Bravo Senore Phinney! (Cellaring the other two now for another year & waiting for the correcto moment with great anticipation!) Allineare un lavoro di arte dei vintner viventi in decadence e nell'lush-esclusività trattenuti facenti male...or Truly a work of living vintner’s art in aching restrained decadence and lush-exclusivity. Is truely Wild life trapped in der bottle, yes. I would serve this wine for: Friends, familia and for pure joyfulness in my cell? I shared this wine with: Me sposa Angelina, Luccia, Jason and his bride-to-be Andrea. The nose on this wine reminds me of: Black Berries - Currant faintness, a fragrant fantasy of corporal conundrums. This wine would pair well with the following foods: Blackened Grilled Veal Chops secured by hunks of sauteed Foie Gras. I think this wine is priced: Right about in der ballpark; in a locked clubhouse, so to speak. If I have any pick axe to grind with this wine, it's this: Nada. .is adventurous and still accessible luxuriousness. I use scaled Wine Rating e 92


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Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/28/2009

From Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Most of the world’s Roussanne is grown throughout the Rhône, where it is traditionally used as a blending grape. In the Southern Rhône, Roussanne is one of four white grape varietals permitted in Châteauneuf-du-Pape100 % Roussanne



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