Chateau de Beaucastel

+33 4 90 11 12 00 Chemin de Beaucastel
Courthezon, 84350
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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 Read more »

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  • Rousanne

    History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Rouss...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Grenache

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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Chateau de Beaucastel on Snooth

  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1998

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    The nose was reticent yet refined with perfectly ripe blackberry, spice, and hints of wood and stems. It opened over time with sweeter fruit and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, it was beautifully balanced and smooth yet holding back at first. As it opened in the glass, flavors of finessed black fruits and medicinal herbal tea notes sweetene... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • 1998 was the year Chateauneuf-du-Pape finally got some respect. Don’t me wrong, the wine had maintained a loyal following for years, but more often than not the wines were described as rustic, earthy and in quite a few cases, dirty.1998 was the turning point that changed that impression in consumers’ eyes, or at least those consumers who had yet... Read More

    From the article 1998 Chateauneuf Retrospective


  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by stevievodopija


  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1998

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    Tight and clean, smoky, mineral, floral, oleander, balanced, reticent, finesse, elegant tannins, lithe mouth feel, hinting at black cherry. This requires air. A hint of chocolate, lovely length. Smith Brothers black cherry cough drops. This lacks the explosiveness of previous bottles, perhaps its closed or the wine is past peak. Having had so ma... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I know there have been at least one or two conversations about buying wines at Costco, but I happened to catch the one hour documentary about Costco on CNBC, last night.  They actually spent a significant portion of the program (8-9 minutes) about wine sales.  Here is the thing that blew me away.  Apparently, annual wine sales at Costco exceed a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Costco Wines


  • Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Rouge 2008

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    Wine review by turf44


  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009

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    The tasting notes at Snooth are spot on for this favorite so I really have nothing to add except ... yum! Read More

    Wine review by donealrice


  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1999

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    Wine review by Wagsclan


  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009

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    This dark red almost purple wine smells of thick berry jam and no smell of the alcohol even though it was more than 15%! A fruity wine that is easy to drink with nicely balanced acidity and tannins. Taste of dark ripe firm cherries! Very enjoyable with food which tends to bring out the spice and complexity of the cab more. Read More

    Wine review by shsim


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