Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château de Beaucastel

The 16th century Château de Beaucastel was acquired by the Perrin family in...

the early 1900s. With a global following for their benchmark Châteauneuf du Pape, the wines at this historic property are consistently among the finest in the region.

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Vineyards

Château de Beaucastel own 110 hectares, with one single plot in the north of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, where they grow all 13 grape varieties authorised. The white varieties represent only seven hectares of their vineyards, the majority of which are Roussanne. The vines are planted on sand, clay and limestone sub-soils with Galets Roulés top soil, which are traditional to the Southern Rhone. The vines are farmed organically and are on average 50-years-old, resulting in beautifully concentrated wines.

Vintage Information

The 2017 vintage began with a mild winter, followed by lower temperatures in May with some heavy rain during the flowering period, resulting in reduced yields. By mid-June, the weather improved, becoming warm and dry, ideal growing conditions for the grapes and optimal harvest conditions.

Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested into small crates. At the winery, the grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press with the juices left to settle. The wine was fermented 30% in oak barrels and 70% in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged for eight months before blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes

This wine is pale yellow in colour. On the nose, there are intense aromas of apple, lemon and pear. It is a fresh, vibrant and crisp wine with balanced acidity.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 80% Roussanne
15% Grenache Blanc
5% Clairette
Region Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône
Winemaker Cesar Perrin
Alcohol (ABV) 14%
Acidity 2.94g/l
Residual Sugar 1.1g/l
Wine pH 3.52