Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006
Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Parcels of old vines 60-100 years in age, planted in soils of great character and complexity, provide the grapes for this wine. They are picked when fully mature and meticulously sorted by hand to further enhance concentration.
"Gorgeous aromas of warm cocoa, mesquite and fig sauce are followed by a rich, silky palate that lets dark fruit, graphite, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa run through the lengthy finish. This is not shy about its toast, but it's well-integrated. Best from 2010 through 2028. 60 cases imported."
"The impressive 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard offers up aromas of black cherries, licorice, tar, earth, and spicy oak in the background. It is full-bodied and dense, with outstanding concentration, sweet but noticeable tannin, and plenty of spice and earth notes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Vivid red. Sexy scents of black raspberry, garrigue, minerals and rose. Nervy strawberry and raspberry flavors are impressively concentrated and focused, gaining richness with air. The finish is invitingly juicy, with lingering red fruit flavors."
International Wine Cellar
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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,...
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(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...
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The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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