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In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine’s reputation around the world. A notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentions “Bois Renard”, which over time has become “Beaurenard”. It has been a family-run estate for seven...
Bright and pretty garnet-ruby color, this wine exhibits very pleasant aromas of red fruits, spice, and mineral properties. On the plate, the wine is round and fleshy in style. Very fruity and mineral with spicy notes. A charming wine that will delight now, but will also age gracefully.
The vineyard's terroir at Domaine Beaurenard is very unique. The large sun-warmed stones diffuse a gentle, providential heat that helps the grapes to mature and become concentrated. For over 50 years, the vineyard has been cultivated in an environmentally friendly way. The harvest is 100% manual, to ensure careful selection of the grapes.
Grapes are destemmed, slightly crushed and placed in a fermentation vat for 18 to 31 days. A gentle method is used to ensure the maximum amount of phenolic constituents, tannins, anthocyans, and resveratrol are extracted. This technique provides the wine with its structure, colour, and health-benefits. Further aging in truncated bats and barrels delivers perfect balance and harmony.
- 92 Points -
Matt Walls, December 2013
Coffee bean, dark chocolate, plum and damson on the nose. Very smooth in texture, lots of bulk, quite savoury fruit. Very harmonious and stylish, with fairly muscular tannin and bright acidity. Impressive concentration for 2013.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Broad and muscular, with ganache, chestnut and leather notes out front, followed by a well-endowed core of blackberry, fig and black currant paste flavors. The intense, tobacco- and warm stone—fueled finish rumbles with bass, but has the needed acidity for lift and cut.See detailed press review