Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape – 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Symbol of the Domaine de Beaurenard, this wine is the great blending cuvée, reflecting the diversity and complementarity of our soils and grape varieties.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock, round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2021 vintage is characterized by a very mild winter, leading to early bud bursting, with serious consequences. During the night of April 7-8, a terrible episode of spring frost shook France. The loss of harvest was significant. Fortunately, practices of soft pruning, late pruning and the application of Valerian helped to contain the damage. The summer was hot, without excessive temperature and with cool nights. A few rains led to a very promising maturation of all plots. The harvest took place at the estate from September 7 to October 8, over 26 harvest days. Although nearly 300mm of rain and thunderstorms marked the period, the grapes reached great maturity. Our old vines once again demonstrated their relevance. With tall shoots, presenting smaller and more airy bunches, the grapes were less exposed to humidity and its consequences. This allowed optimal maturity from each parcel and resulted in healthy grapes of great quality, throughout the harvest.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in conical vats, foudres and barrels.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: A blend of the 13 varieties of the appellation, predominantly Grenache
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Domaine de Beaurenard’s flagship wine is a quintessential blend, reflecting all the diversity of the terroir and the perfect synergy that exists between the soils and the grapes. It offers a supple and refined texture associated with a delicate aromatic palette that is the result of a constant quest for freshness.



  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 94 Points

    “The 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape is just as tasty as the Boisrenard special cuvée this vintage, with very similar notes of black raspberries, black olives and garrigue. Perhaps a bit lighter-bodied (still medium to full-bodied), it's a touch creamy on the mid-palate, then adds hints of dark chocolate on the supple, lingering finish. The assemblage here is less Grenache-heavy (65%), with 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and small amounts of other permitted varieties.”

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape — 2021 – Jeb Dunnuck – 92 Points

    “It's deep ruby/plum-hued and delivers incredible purity in its fresh cherry, red plum, spring flowers, and Provençal, spicy, garrigue-like nuances. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with impressive density.”

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape — 2021 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    “A pure, focused style, with generous raspberry ganache and red licorice flavors that are juicy, inviting and well-framed by finely sculpted tannins and graphite shavings. Full-bodied without being heavy, with black pepper, wild herbs and mesquite playing out on the fresh, structured finish.”