Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1993

Story

The wine
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.
The vintage
Average Vintage,
Some rain and a relatively cold weather during the harvest
Location
Château de Beaucastel has 7 hectares of white varieties.
Terroir
Molasse sea bed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (rolled pebbles).
Ageing
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

Serving
10°C in INAO glasses
Tasting notes
Deep yellow in colour.
The nose is sweet and soft.
The mouth is fat and mineral, with a beautiful length.

This wine is coming out of its oxidised phase but should not be opened yet.

Reviews

90/100
"The 1993 Beaucastel blanc (80% Roussanne) is fat, unctuous, and full-bodied with layers of honeyed fruit. It is a massive dry white wine that is best paired with powerfully scented Provencal cuisine. Last tasted 7/96. "
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