Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
"This medium to full-bodied 2001 is impressively constituted, concentrated, generous, pure, and lush."
-The Wine Advocate
This Chateauneuf du Pape red is 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and small part of the other varieties of the appellation.
The crop is picked and sorted manually. The grapes are destemmed and slightly crushed, then vatted for a long period as tradition dictates, to extract as gently as possible the phenolic compounds: the tannins and anthocyanins that provide the wine's colour and health-giving attributes.
We make very concentrated wines especially suited to prolonged ageing; but they are also highly pleasurable to drink young. During the maturation process - 9 to 15 months in oak casks and barrels - we continue to refine the wines' structure in order to obtain a very harmonious, well-balanced wine.
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 (Chateauneuf 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.