Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône, France

Le Petit Renard, Red —2020

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  • Introduction

    • Today, biodynamic farming is the obvious choice. Man works in harmony with nature, driven by profound respect for the land and for the generations to come. Le Petit Renard was born out of a desire to share our passion and have made it accessible through wines that are pure and sincere.

  • Vintage Report

    • Following a mild, wet winter that replenished groundwater reserves, the season was notable for its precocity. Frost damage from an episode of March 25 was, very, fortunately, limited, and in the course of the equally mild and damp spring that ensued, regular applications of tisanes and essential oils effectively protected the crop. Flowering that started in the second week of May confirmed the early nature of the vintage. The plentiful water resources accumulated over winter and the occasional summer showers ensured a progressive and optimum ripening of the grapes. The harvest was particularly splendid and picking lasted from August 25 to the final days of September.

  • Vinification

    • It all begins with a meticulous selection of grapes. In the cellar, only the first juices, which give the wines elegance and powerful aromatics, are retained. Vinification is conducted with respect for the astral calendar, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature, followed by thoughtful blending and a period of rest in bottle. At each and every stage, the Coulon family is attentive to ensure balance of the wine. Le Petit Renard carries their signature: an audacious harmony of fragrance, delicacy and minerality.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Grenache noir 60%, Syrah 35%, Viognier 5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Pure & energetic wine, with an objective of lightness and freshness while remaining firmly rooted in its region, bright fruits, and accents of garrigue.