Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône, France

Le Petit Renard, Red —2022

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  • Introduction

    • Our mission is to offer fine, accessible and authentic wines. Our “Coulon Family” wines are the result of a project developed by Victor and Antonin Coulon, new generation at Domaine de Beaurenard. All the wines in the “Coulon Family” range are 100% from organic farming and biodynamics, certified by Ecocert and Demeter. We select grapes from fellow winegrowers attached to the virtues of biodynamics and the preservation of the environment of our region.

  • Vintage Report

    • The 2022 vintage is very much in line with the superb, luminous vintages that we experienced in 2017 and 2019. The abundant rain that fell in the autumn of 2021, replenishing the groundwater reserves, was an essential element of its success. The winter was quite dry, and a strong Mistral wind in the first days of April prevented new episodes of frost. It set the rhythm for what turned out to be a dry and relatively mild winter, with less than 50mm of rainfall between March and May. The summer was characterized by extreme drought, with temperatures that were certainly high, but not excessive, notably thanks to the cool nights. Thanks to their deep rooting systems, structured soils, and cover crops that limited the amount of evapotranspiration from the soil, the vines were able to continue their growing cycle without incident to produce grapes at perfect maturity. Harvesting took place in good conditions.

  • 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%
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • 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.