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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2007
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2007
(search item no. 100598)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $43.99

Winemaker's Notes:

It is a "blanc de blancs", ie product only with white grapes. 30% Clairette brings floral aromas, the fine, 20% Grenache Blanc, which gives the structure, smoothness, 25% Bourboulenc, valuable for its acidity, which provides desirable nervousness, 22% Roussane, very aromatic grape variety (like apricot ) and 3% Picpoul Picardan.Le 2007 and is a beautiful vintage, both ripe and with a fairly high natural acidity, which gives a nice freshness. Expressed on the nose with aromas of white flowers and exotic fruit and good minerality. In the mouth, the same aromas of white flowers (hawthorn, acacia), fruit pineapple style, good juicy pear much of our countryside, a touch aniseed, and good minerality led by our great land. This is a wine of great magnitude in the mouth, and a very fine balance, which can be drunk young with a lot of fun, or stored for several years, for the fans.
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About Domaine de Beaurenard:

In 1344, it was reported to the Pope living in Avignon that "the principal vineyards are Bois Renard, Blacquieres, Bois de Senechaux, Cabrieres, Carbonnieres, Colombis, and Mont Redon." The Coulon family has farmed that area named Bois Renard since they purchased it in 1695; seven generations of dedication, meticulous care, and excellence. Adding vineyards over the past 300 years, Domaine de Beaurenard is now 74 acres of Châteauneuf du Pape in several parcels, and over 60 acres of Côtes du Rhône located primarily in Rasteau.

The Coulons have estate-bottled their wines since the early 1900’s. Paul Coulon's father and grandfather were instrumental in creating the regulations of the Appellation Contrôlée system (Châteauneuf du Pape was France's first appellation contrôlée, in 1929). Detail oriented, meticulous to the point of perfectionism, visitors can peruse not only the informative Musée du Vin below their Rasteau vineyard, but detailed volumes for each vintage with ground temperatures, rainfall, hours of sunlight, etc.

Domaine de Beaurenard portfolio includes: Cotes du Rhone Rouge & Rose, Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge & Blanc and Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard which is consistently one of Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer's most highly rated Rhone wines.