Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 201675cl
Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
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The Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 is "a beauty. It presents a level of concentration and depth that is rare for this vintage. The aromas and flavours of blueberries, flowers, pepper and violet flow into a fleshy, structured and tannic mouth. Beaucastel has an impressive purity and remarkable length. "
We recommend that you savour this wine on rare short-cooked game with mushrooms or truffles, a pepper steak or ...
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2016 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Rhône, France)|
|Winery:||Château de Beaucastel|
|Grapes:||Bourboulenc, Clairette, Counoise, Grenache, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Muscat, Picpoul, Picardan (Noir), Terret Noir, Syrah, Viognier, Vaccarèse, Cinsault, Roussane, Muscardin|
Description of Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 (Bourboulenc, Clairette, Counoise, Grenache, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Muscat, Picpoul, Picardan (Noir), Terret Noir, Syrah, Viognier, Vaccarèse, Cinsault, Roussane and Muscardin)
- View: deep ruby red.
- Nose: very fresh, with chocolate notes.
- Mouth: round, with ripe fruit, soft tannins and good length. Enviable acidity and balance.
NAME OF ORIGIN: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
VINEYARD: Château de Beaucastel has 110 hectares within a single plot. The terroir is the archetype of the best terroirs of the denomination: boulders on the surface and sand, clay and limestone below. The vines are old and have been organically grown for 50 years.
GRAPES: Grenache (30%), Mourvedre (30%), Syrah (15%), Cinsault (5%). Picpoul, Picardan (Noir), Bourboulenc, Clairette, Counoise, Terret Noir, Vaccarèse, Roussane, Muscardin (10%).
AGING: the coupage is aged in oak foudres for a year.
ELABORATION: each variety is harvested separately and by hand. The vinification is carried out in oak fermenters for reducing varieties (Mourvèdre, Syrah) and in traditional enameled concrete tanks for
Oxidative grapes (all others). After the malolactic fermentation, the different varieties are mixed.
WINE PAIRING: Meat, Game, Beef
RECOMMENDED SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 15ºC. It is recommended to decant.
ALCOHOLIC GRADUATION: 13.5%
How to serve
Some would argue that Beaucastel needs no introduction, but this website aims to cater for both, wine-lovers and beginners, and therefore I will continue. Beaucastel is regarded by many as one of the top estates, if not the top estate, of Châteauneuf du Pape, in the Southern Rhône Valley. Whereas others focus on Grenache, with a mixture of other varieties, Beaucastel uses a high proportion of Mourvèdre, matching the contribution from Grenache in the final blend.More about the Winery
Reviews of Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
The vines are around 50 years old and the yields are never over 30 hectolitres per hectare.
Their vineyard is in good shape thanks to organic cultivation methods. The wine is intense and structured and this is mainly due to the large proportion of Mourvèdre grapes in the blend(30%).
The Grenache grapes(30%)create warmth and roundness. Blended together with the Syrah, Muscardin, and Vaccarése grapes, spicy and chocolaty aromas come through and will provide long ageing potential. Another 5% of Cinsault give it that special bouquet.
We tasted the 2011 Beaucastel at the Domaine and found it superbe.
You can distinctly tell the influence the scorching temperatures have had on this vintage by the strong flavours of balckberries and wild grass, black olives, plums and violettes.
On the palate, the fullness of this wine is striking. The tanins are very prensent but well incorporated into the blend. This wine is meant to age.
You couldn't find a better Beaucastel if you tried!Drink or keep: 2020- 2030Delicious with: Braised Meat
The best wine for a fish dish, like tuna.
The Château de Beaucastel is a familiar wine of Château de Beaucastel.