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    • DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD, White, 2014

      Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Côtes du Rhône, France)

      The Property


      DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD covers 32 ha of vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape grown with care and love by the COULON family, vinegrowers for 7 generations. The whole vineyard is grown organically (certified by Ecocert) and biodynamic (certified by Demeter).

      Location : Châteauneuf-du-Pape

      Soil : Clay-chalk soil with a blue-clay subsoil

      Planting density : 3 500 feet / hectare

      Yield : 3 500 feet / hectare

      Grape varieties : Array

      Age of the vine : 45 years in average


      The Wine


      Blending

      30% Clairette, 20% Grenache blanc, 25% Bourboulenc, 22% Roussane, 3% Picpoul et Picardan

      Aging

      The wine is aged in vats and in barrels (10-20%), following by early bottling (five to six month after the harvest) to capture its fruit and lively personality

      Vinification

      The grapes are picked and sorted by hand, then pneumatically pressed to extract their juice at low pressure. The juice is then fermented at a controlled temperature of 18-20°, which enhances its fruitiness while preventing “technological” aromas. It is then preserved on fine lees for several months before bottling. No malolactic fermentation takes place.

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink, but still can be aged for 5-10 years

      Tasting

      A wonderful aromatic complexity and a superb balance between the smoothness in the middle and the fresh and mineral finish.

      Food pairing

      White meat or seafood. To serve at around 10°C

      Awards

      Gold medal: France Agricultural Competition 2015