A blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and 5% Cinsault. The remaining 15% is made from small portions of the other eight varietals permitted in Chateauneuf du Pape. Each organically grown variety is vinified separately and carefully blended to produce the perfect expression of the terrior.
This wine has a distinctly savoury and earthy flavour underlying juicy red fruit. Certainly available to drink now, but could benefit from a few more years of rest!
Chateau de Beaucastel has a long history stretching back several hundred years to 1549 when Pierre de Beaucastel purchased a plot of land in what would become Chateauneuf du Pape. Under the direction of the five generations of the Perrin family, Beaucastel has consistently produced wines of excellent quality, each expressing the characteristics of the terrior.
The current area of land planted with vines by Chateau de Beaucastel, covers 100 hectares, 75 of which are within Chateauneuf du Pape. All thirteen of the historical varieties are grown, harvested and vinified separately and aged for one year in oak.
Beaucastel produces five wines: a red and a white each from Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape and an old vines cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
Still quite dark crimson. Strong balsamic notes – as though they were going all out for maximum ripeness in this era. Big and beefy. Quite chewy finish after meat extract and blackberries. But the finish is not exactly splendid.
Showing brilliantly, with a deep, rich and layered profile, the straight 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape has gorgeous black cherry, earth, underbrush and background meatiness that gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated and pure feel on the palate. A foudre-aged blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, with the balance a mix of the other permitted varieties, this knockout Chateauneuf du Pape will have another 10-15 years of prime drinking.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
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