Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007
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.
"Ripe, with the lush crème de cassis and crushed plum fruit of the vintage, showing excellent focus and drive, with racy acidity and taut, licorice-tinged structure. Turns flashy and exotic on the finish, with mulled blueberry, incense and fruitcake notes that are laid over impressive, graphite-filled grip. Best from 2010 through 2030. 1,665 cases made"
"Dark red. Exotic aromas of black raspberry compote, cherry-vanilla, spicecake and potpourri. Showing a lot of sexy oak but the deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors appear to be up to the lumber. Creamy in texture, with strong finishing spiciness and an echo of luscious dark berries. An extremely sexy wine that drinks very well now. "
International Wine Cellar
"The luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, has a very saturated purple color, a big, sweet nose of toast, chocolate, black currants, and black cherries, with hints of licorice and lavender. Lush as well as intriguingly spicy, this multi-layered, beautifully textured and voluptuous Chateauneuf du Pape seems surprisingly accessible for this cuvee, which normally need 2-5 years of bottle age to round into drinkable shape. However, there is plenty of richness, and the wine should evolve for 15 or more years.
The Wine Advocate
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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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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape
(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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