Founded in the 16th century, Château de Beaucastel was taken over at the beginning of the 20th century by Pierre Tramier. Although his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, gave the estate a new lease of life, its reputation beamed beyond the French borders thanks to Jacques Perrin. Jacques Perrin's sons and grandsons continue to perpetuate this family estate’s pursuit of excellence, which is one of the finest references in the Rhône Valley.
Château de Beaucastel's 2019 Coudoulet de Beaucastel is a Côtes du Rhône wine that stems from a 30-hectare vineyard. The vines are planted on a terroir composed of marine molasse from the Miocene period, covered by rolled pebbles. The terroir strongly resembles the vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Due to its ability to store the sun’s intense heat during the day and release it at night, this soil enables the vineyard to kick-start its cycle from the beginning of spring.
An early budbreak at the beginning of April preceded a progressive and even flowering period. The heatwave at the end of June had little impact on the vineyard, thanks to the know-how of the estate's teams who sprayed the vegetation with camomile tea. Up until the harvest, the end of the vegetative cycle took place under good conditions.
Vinification and ageing
The hand-picked grapes are rigorously sorted upon arrival at the winery. The whole grapes are heated to 80°C before cooling to 20°C. Maceration for 12 days in concrete vats. Separate vinification by grape variety. Free-run juice is drawn off and pneumatically pressed. The different plots are blended after malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 6 months.
The colour is deep.
Complex, the nose blends fragrances of ripe fruit, spices and flowers.
Full and well-balanced, the palate is seduced by this wine’s delicacy, its aromas of cherry, plum and liquorice, all of which lead to a long finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 16°C.