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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Rose 2005
Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Rose 2005
(search item no. 87851)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $15.29

Winemaker's Notes:

A delightful dry, spicy rose, perfect with sauted calamari. This is the wine of summer! Made from Grenache grapes, and Syrah and Cinsault juice. Destemmed, pressed and vatted, as with red wine. The grapes are then "bled": the juice remains in contact with the grape skins - from 24 to 36 hours - to capture the character of the terrior and the perfumes, then the wine is racked and fermented at low temperature (19C) to preserve the aromas.
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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.