2013 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Famille Perrin

2013 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Famille Perrin

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2013 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Famille Perrin

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In 2013 everyone’s favourite Côtes du Rhône was made up of 30 percent Mourvèdre, 30 percent Grenache and 20 percent each of Cinsault and Syrah. The increased proportion of Mourvèdre over Grenache has resulted in a wine with more herbal notes on the attack and a more savoury mid-palate than usual. The Syrah lends silky, red fruit elegance and a majestic structure. The finish is rich and rewarding.
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Jancis Robinson16.5/20
Mid crimson. Very spicy nose. Round and rich and no rough edges at all. Very distinctive. Fun and well judged. Muscular finish.
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com - 12-Nov-2014 Read more
Wine Advocate88/100
The 2013 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Ctes du Rhne offers a surprisingly ripe, rounded style to go with notes of wild strawberries, jammy black raspberry and peppery herbs. Its drinking beautifully today, but it has good mid-palate density and I suspect will evolve nicely on its balance.
Jeb Dunnuck - 30/10/2015 Read more

About this WINE

Chateau de Beaucastel

Chateau de Beaucastel

The Perrin family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are one of the Rhône Valley’s greatest vineyard owners. With over 200 hectares of top level, prime vineyards at their fingertips, they have the terroir and skill required to produce some of the region’s finest wines.

The estate traces its history back to a plot of Coudoulet vines bought by Pierre de Beaucastel in 1549. Tthe estate was transferred into the Perrin family in 1909 through marriage, where it remains firmly to this day. Despite being one of the old guards of the region, they are also one of the most progressive estates, They were one of the first converts to organic and biodynamic faming in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which they adopted in 1950 and ’74 respectively.

The family was delighted with their ’20 vintage. Marc Perrin summarised it as “one of the all-time classics. The wines have superb intensity, wonderful poise, finesse and elegance. Each varietal was matured to perfection and our fortune of being at the funnel of the Mistral wind is so telling.” Indeed, the vintage is already being compared to the greats of ’90, ’10 and ‘16 –  one approachable in its youth but also able to age to decades.

 

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Southern Rhône Blend

Southern Rhône Blend

The vast majority of wines from the Southern Rhône are blends. There are 5 main black varieties, although others are used and the most famous wine of the region, Châteauneuf du Pape, can be made from as many as 13 different varieties. Grenache is the most important grape in the southern Rhône - it contributes alcohol, warmth and gentle juicy fruit and is an ideal base wine in the blend. Plantings of Syrah in the southern Rhône have risen dramatically in the last decade and it is an increasingly important component in blends. It rarely attains the heights that it does in the North but adds colour, backbone, tannins and soft ripe fruit to the blend.

The much-maligned Carignan has been on the retreat recently but is still included in many blends - the best old vines can add colour, body and spicy fruits. Cinsault is also backtracking but, if yields are restricted, can produce moderately well-coloured wines adding pleasant-light fruit to red and rosé blends. Finally, Mourvèdre, a grape from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast, has recently become an increasingly significant component of Southern Rhône blends - it often struggles to ripen fully but can add acidity, ripe spicy berry fruits and hints of tobacco to blends.

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