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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009

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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

External Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/15/2011

If you want an introduction to just how good the Perrin white wines are, check out the Beaucastel 2009 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet blanc. Sadly, there are only 10,000 bottles of this cuvee, which sells for less than half the price of their Chateauneuf d... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/05/2011

80% roussanne, 15% grenache blanc, 5% blend of picardin, clairette and bourboulenc. Approaching yellow-gold in color, the forward aromas of tropical fruits bring Vieux Telegraphes example to mind. Exotic aromas and flavors of mango, banana, pineappl... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Blanc 750ml



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Tasting Notes:

This vintage has a deep ruby hue that is nearly opaque. The aromas elevate from the glass starting with black currant, dark blackberry, cherry, and cassis rounded out by subtle hints of seasoned French and American oak. The entry of the wine is massive and leads into a lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins lasting for nearly thirty seconds.

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Dietary Information: Organic

Notes: The different grape varieties, which have been vinified separately, are blended together after malo-lactic fermentation and matured for six to eight months in large oak barrels. The wine is bottled after fining with egg whites.


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