Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1992

Story

The vintage
A difficult vintage,
Heavy rain and 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 seabed 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) for 8 months. Bottling after 8 months.
Varietals
Roussanne : 80%
Grenache blanc : 15%
Picardan, Clairette, Bourboulenc : 5%

Advice

Tasting notes
Orange colour with copper undertones.
The nose gives off mushrooms and toasted bread.
The mouth has come out of the oxidised phase and is now very round and elegant, with notes of mushrooms and great minerality

This wine has a lot of finesse and can be drunk now or kept.
Serving
10°C in INAO glasses

Reviews

89
"The 1992 blanc exhibits a floral, honeyed bouquet and medium-bodied, firm, chewy flavors. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Last tasted 6/95."