Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1991

Story

The vintage
Very Difficult Vintage,
Very heavy rain and a cold weather during the harvest
Description
The production of white wine at Beaucastel is limited as we only have 7 hectares planted in white vines. The main variety is Roussanne, which represents 80% of the blend.
Situation
Château de Beaucastel has 7 hectares of white varieties.
Terroir
Molasse sea bed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (rolled pebbles).
Process
Handpicked in small cases, sorting of the grapes, pneumatic pressing, settling of the juice, fermentation (30% in oak barrels, 70% in tanks).
During 8 months (30% in oak barrels, 70% in tanks). Bottling after 8 months.
Varietals
Roussanne : 80%
Grenache blanc : 15%
Picardan, Clairette, Bourboulenc : 5%

Advice

Tasting notes
The colour is golden yellow with bright undertones.
The nose is fresh on honey, garrigue and gunpowder.
The mouth is complex and fresh. The acidity is there but we can recognise the terroir with notes of under-wood and vegetal notes.

This is a round and fragrant wine with complexity and depth that can be enjoyed now.
Serving
10°C in INAO glasses

Reviews

"Soft and fleshy. The ripe pear and honey flavors are modestly proportioned, but they stay with you through the finish. "
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