2016 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 750MLRegion: France
Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
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In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes especially Pope John XXII built a papal castle in Chateauneuf du Pape. Impressed by the area's exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the chateau 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 generations now. The estate covers 32 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape and 25 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone Villages and Rasteau AOC area. The Coulon brothers, Daniel and Frederic, have taken over from Paul and Regine and are striving to sustain tradition. The Domaine is home to the "Symphony of 13 varieties" typical of this AOC, which provide aromatic complexity, strength and balance. The 13 grape varieties, the pebbles, the sun and the Mistral have been joining forces for centuries to give birth to each vintage of the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. Its terroir is unique in that large sun warmed stones diffuse a gentle, providential heat that helps the grapes to mature and their juice to concentrate.