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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel Jean-Pierre & François Perrin 1998 - Lot of 3 Bottles
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel Jean-Pierre & François Perrin  1998 - Lot of 3 Bottles

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel Jean-Pierre & François Perrin 1998

A superb, full, sensual Châteauneuf, produced by one of the appellation's most iconic domains.

  • €284
  • Price per bottle: €94,67

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Lot Description: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel Jean-Pierre & François Perrin 1998

Lot description

  • Quantity 3 Bottles
  • Level:3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 slightly marked label, 3 very slightly damaged label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-Pierre & François Perrin
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: Mourvèdre 30%, Grenache 30%, Syrah 10%, Counoise 10%, Cinsault 5% et divers 15%
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2030
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • This wine is one of the rare Châteauneufs which is actually vinified from all of the famous thirteen varieties! It is produced from vines of more than 50 years in age, with a limited yield (30 hl/ha maximum), and a terroir which is reflected through the use of near-organic viticultural methods. It is widely admired, and serves as a benchmark for many winemakers in the region. Although all thirteen grape varieties are present, lending this red wine a rare complexity, Mourvèdre (30%) and Grenache (30%) are overwhelmingly dominant.Upon completion of the malolactic fermentations, the thirteen grape varieties are blended in 40-hectolitre oak barrels. The young wine remains there for a year, before being fined with egg white prior to bottling. Once bottled, the wine will spend a year in the château's cellars before being put on sale.The slow maturation of the grapes, combined with a long, gentle vinification, produces a wine with silky tannins, yet with plenty of volume in the mouth. The fruitiness and balance are impressive, as is its potential for keeping.

    Château de Beaucastel is a fully organic vineyard. It produces some of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines in the appellation. The vineyard dates back to the 16th century, 1549 to be precise, when Pierre de Beaucastel acquired some parcels of land in Coudoulet. The family carved its coat of arms into the walls of the property that was built there some time later and today this same crest is emblazoned on the chateau’s wine bottles and printed on its bottle labels. Winemakers who achieve such heights of perfection, especially in the long term, are very unusual. Over the generations, the same level of success has perpetuated and the know-how has been passed on admirably. Today, Jacques Perrin’s sons, Jean-Pierre and François, and their respective children Marc, Pierre, Thomas, Cécile, Charles, Matthieu and César, who represent the fifth generation, have taken up the torch. There are 130 hectares of vineyard at Château de Beaucastel but only 100 of these are used, and planted with 13 authorised grape varieties. The vines are, on average, 50 years old and yields are never higher than 30 hectolitres per hectare, often much lower. Chemical fertilisers are prohibited at the property; a ""house"" compost is used instead, and treatments are kept to a minimum. Thanks to these methods, diseases have diminished and insects and birds have come back to the vineyards. Château de Beaucastel was in fact the first vineyard in the Rhône Valley to convert to organic farming in 1950 and biodynamic farming in 1974. In the winery, the grapes are meticulously sorted, having been harvested exclusively by hand. Once they have been stemmed, they are vinified in vats and aged for one year in oak foudres. All the different varieties are kept separate to respect each one’s character, aromas and individuality. After barrel-ageing, the wines rest in their bottles for another year at the property. Over the past 15 years, the Perrin family has also acquired vineyards in other appellations with the successful ambition of becoming experts in the south of the Rhône Valley.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
92/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
95/100Wine Spectator
18/20Jancis Robinson
93/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
91-93/100Burghound
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2030

Tasting notes - Extract
"Its dense purple color is followed by sweet aromas of blackberries, licorice, new saddle leather, and earth. There is superb concentration, full body, low acidity, and high tannin, but it is surprisingly drinkable for such a young Beaucastel." Source R. Parker (12/201)

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