Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – 2023

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Domaine de Beaurenard has been a family-run estate for eight generations. Today, brothers Daniel & Frédéric Coulon and Daniel’s sons Victor and Antonin are dedicated to producing the most essential expressions of this historic region, long sought-after by discerning collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Domaine de Beaurenard has been producing certified biodynamic wines on more than 80 acres of this celebrated terroir since 2011. Domaine de Beaurenard is also established in the up and coming Rasteau Appellation with 60 acres and in Côtes du Rhône with 25 acres both also certified biodynamic.

      WINE: 100% Estate Grown, the family’s vineyards are spread across the whole Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation and planted on all 4 types of soils, bringing more complexity to the wine. Co-fermentation of all 6 traditional white varietals of the region.

  • 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.

    • Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, AOC
    • Location: Rhône Valley
    • Cultivation: Biodynamic & Organic
    • Viticulture: Organic- Ecocert 2010; Biodynamic- Demeter 2011
    • Vine Age: A combination of young and old vines (up to 60 years)
    • Soil: Clay-chalk with a blue-clay subsoil
  • Vintage Report

    • We have never seen such an original season, starting with a drought in the winter and early spring and very dry conditions, then we were hit twice by the hail in some Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. The month of June turned out to be very wet and humid and a bit challenging in terms of viticulture. The summer was dry and warm but without extreme temperature except at the end of august. Harvest, then started quite early but a couple rains helped the ripening to slow down and we were able to pick grapes for six weeks at a slow pace and with exceptional conditions for each vineyard. Wines so far are very aromatic, balanced, elegant and with a medium bodied tannin structure. We are very confident about it and proud of the results in a year full of various challenges.

  • Vinification

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

    • Aging: 6 months in vats, small foudres and oak barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Clairette blanche & Rose, Grenache Blanc & Gris, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul & 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”.