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

Famille Perrin Château de Beaucastel
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

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TYPE Dry - White
REGION Rhône Valley | France
GRAPES Roussanne
APPELLATION Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
98 points, Decanter |
97-98 points, James Suckling |
97 points, James Suckling |
96-99 points, Jeb Dunnuck |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
98 points, Decanter
“Great concentration this year, making for a really intense, sappy Roussanne; pear tarte tatin flavor, alongside the intense cigar tobacco, cedar, and sandalwood. Dense and concentrated, it’s weightier than the 2020 vintage, and riper and denser than most 2021 Châteauneuf blancs. Huge length. The oaking is robust, it shows quite strongly, so gives this time. All aged in oak, half new, half one-year-old, mostly demi-muids.”

97 points, James Suckling
"It's really hard to do the aromas of this wine justice, such is their complexity, extending from the whole range of candied citrus through ripe apricot to dried thyme. Amazing mouthfeel, the creamy stony and delicately zesty aspects of the wine beautifully interwoven to create a ravishingly beautiful whole. In spite of the power this is light on its feet at the very long, refined finish. 100% roussanne from ancient vines. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."

97-98 points, James Suckling
“Brimming with citrus and acacia-blossom aromas, this extremely concentrated dry white has astonishing tension and vitality for this appellation. How can you resist the floral honey note at the fleshy heart of this masterpiece, or the astonishing mineral freshness at the super-long finish? 100% Roussanne from ancient vines. From organically grown grapes.”

96-99 points, Jeb Dunnuck
“In contrast, the 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes (100% Roussanne) is brought up in all new oak, and it has a normal pH of 3.7 and an alcohol of 14.5%. (In comparison, the classic white has a pH of 3.6 and slightly less alcohol at 14%.) Rich, full-bodied, and opulent, it has a gorgeous perfume of caramelized white peach, acacia flowers, toasted spices, and orange blossom. One of the most powerful, concentrated whites in the vintage, its oak is perfectly integrated, it’s flawlessly balanced, and as I’ve written in the past, it’s the Montrachet of the Southern Rhône!”

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