Famille Perrin Château de Beaucastel<br />2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc<br>France

Famille Perrin Château de Beaucastel
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rhône Valley | France
GRAPES White Blend | Roussanne | Grenache Blanc | Clairette | Bourboulenc
APPELLATION Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
96-98 points, Jeb Dunnuck |
96 points, Decanter |
95 points, James Suckling |
94-95 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
96 points, Decanter
“Honeycomb oak on the nose, then quite a broad and generous palate. Sappy acidity, although not as high as some white Châteauneufs this year, and a long finish. This has a good sense of lightness, drinkability and balance. The oak is quite forthright for now, so give this some time to come together. 80% Roussanne, 10% Grenache and Clairette, plus 10% of Piquepoul Blanc, Picardan and Bourboulenc. Part of the blend was matured in two- and three-year-old barriques for a year.”

96-98 points, Jeb Dunnuck
“Mostly Roussanne bought up in equal parts once- and twice-used barrels, the 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a thrilling white that, quite frankly, seems to be almost as good as the Roussanne Vieilles Vignes release at this stage. Exotic honeyed flowers, citrus, orange blossom, white peach, and chalky minerality all define the bouquet, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a seamless, layered mouthfeel, integrated acidity, and a great, great finish.”

95 points, James Suckling
"All the power and textural complexity that we expect from the whites of this appellation is combined with wonderful lemon freshness and a pronounced salty minerality. A slew of candied citrus, pineapple, and dried pear character. Wonderful silkiness at the very long, well-structured finish. Drinkable now, but best in 2025. From organically grown grapes."

94-95 points, James Suckling
“Wonderful nose of orange blossom, melon, and ripe stone fruit, then very creamy and silky on the concentrated and refined palate. Very delicious for a dry white of this stature, tasted from the barrel! 100% Roussanne from 50 to 60-year-old vines. From organically grown grapes.”

About The Winery
An estate with worldwide recognition, Château de Beaucastel's history dates back to 1549, when Pierre de Beaucastel purchased the land and built a manor house. In 1909, another Pierre -- Pierre Traminer-- purchased the estate, which he later transferred to his son-in-law Pierre Perrin. Today, the fourth and fifth generation of Perrins run the famed wine estate. Throughout the generations the family's values have remained: absolute respect for land and terroir; biodynamic culture as a philosophy of life; and the research of truth, balance, and elegance. Pioneers in their innovative approach to organic farming in 1950 and then biodynamic farming in 1974, Famille Perrin has the deep conviction that the grapes must have flavors to make an expressive wine. The vineyards of Château de Beaucastel are located on historic land where each of the 13 approved grapes varietals of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation are planted. Château de Beaucastel covers 315 acres. 250 acres are planted with vines, three-quarters in the AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the remaining one-quarter in the AOC Côtes du Rhône. The art of blending is key at Château de Beaucastel, both the blending of talents of each family member and blending the 13 grapes to produce these exceptional Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. They are in the process of renovating and rebuilding the winery's cellar with an ecological focus, including a project to harness the cooling effect of the region's notorious 'Mistral' wind to limit the use of artificial air conditioning and bring down current cellar temperatures from 14°C to a desired 12°C. Once accomplished, the winery will be one of the most advanced in regard to environmental practices