Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – 2022

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  • 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.

    • Cultivation: Biodynamic & Organic
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2022 vintage was similar to the excellent vintages of 2017 and 2019. The rainy autumn of 2021 replenished groundwater, crucial for its success. The dry winter and strong Mistral wind in early April prevented frost. This resulted in a dry and relatively mild winter, with less than 50mm of rainfall between March and May. The summer was extremely dry, with high but not excessive temperatures, thanks to cool nights. The vines, with deep roots, structured soils, and cover crops, continued to grow with- out problems and produced ripe grapes. Châteauneuf-du-Pape had three hailstorms on June 5 and 24, and again on August 14, causing limited damage to some vineyards. Fortunately, the damage from the August 14 storm was restricted to certain areas and reduced by the drying effect of the Mistral wind the following day. This kept the grapes healthy, prevented rot, and initiated the healing process for the wood, important for next year’s vintage. In hindsight, our vineyard management practices, such as plant infusions, high density planting, row orientation, no trimming, and the use of cover crops, played a key role in achieving optimal ripeness and expressing the true character of our terroirs. Harvesting took place from August 26 to October 6 under favorable conditions.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Long, gentle pressing, co-fermentation and maturing in stainless steel vats, small foudres and oak barrels for 6 months.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: A blend of the 6 white grape varieties of the appellation. (Clairette blanche & Rose, Grenache Blanc & Gris, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardan).
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • This wine symbolizes our love for white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We find delicate floral notes, a fresh and dynamic texture with a salty finish. Just like a walk in our Provençal “Garrigue”.



  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc — 2022 – Jeb Dunnuck – 92 Points

    “A medium gold hue as well as terrific orange blossom, stone fruit, and honeyed flower-like aromas and flavors. It's medium-bodied, has a layered, textured mouthfeel, nicely integrated acidity, and a crisp, mineral-laced style on the finish. It's a terrific white.”

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc — 2022 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    “A beautifully alluring white, with acacia flower perfume followed by slightly honeyed citrus and yellow apple. Shows a savory bed of crushed flint that grounds the palate, filled out with fleur de sel and shortbread notes. Brimming with energy, this is well-balanced through the medium-to-long finish, which is flecked with grapefruit pith and smoke.”