Chateau Beaucastel - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2009-10Soft Tannins
Country of OriginFrance
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Food MatchRoasted Dishes
- Grape TypeCinsault
- Grape TypeCounoise
- Grape TypeGrenache/Garnacha
- Grape TypeMourvedre
- Grape TypeSyrah/Shiraz
Nearly black in colour.
The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, with red fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender.
The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round, with figs, cherries, blackcurrants and stewed fruit, all with great acidity.
The tannins are present but very delicate.
The 2009 vintage can be described as a wine with good structure and soft tannins. The wine is balanced and has great acidity despite the high temperatures in August. This wine has characteristics of great vintages such as 2005 and 2007, with great ageing potential.
Chateau de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential.
Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Chateauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind.
All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.