Domaine de Beaurenard - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2023

Presentation

Presentation
Domaine de Beaurenard, property of the Coulon family, affirms its singularity within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation through the diversity of its soils, its culture of complanted grape varieties, and its biodynamic farming.
Historical production, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the white “Grand assemblage” from the estate. The harmonious interlacing of its six grape varieties creates an elegant, fresh and saline wine.
The vintage
A singular year in many respects, 2023 is already showing all the signs of being a great vintage.
It perfectly incarnates the rebellious and inventive spirit to which the Coulon family is particularly attached. The winter was dry, and advanced to the sound of secateurs engaged in soft pruning. This method, introduced in 2019, allows each vine to be guided towards the optimal flow of energy contained in its sap, enabling each plant to develop in autonomy and its ability to face up to the violence of the elements.
Spring was also dry. Just a few sporadic showers. But judicious management of the cover crops and the organic matter, which through their cycles attract and conserve water resources, prevented the soils from becoming dehydrated and allowed our thirteen field blend grape varieties to develop in harmony. It was only on 29 May that a storm finally broke, bringing much needed water to each of the parcels, and in its wake the onset of delicate and fruitful flowering.
The remainder of the season passed under alternate clouds and sun. United by their common passion, the estate team combined all their numerous skills to bring the vines to peak form, and the ideal conditions for ripening the fruit.
Nothing if not remarkable, the harvest began at the break of dawn on 29 August, to conclude in glorious sunshine on 10 October.
Now resting quietly in our cellars, the wines are demonstrating profiles of great purity, perfect proportions, and the precision of their terroirs of origin, in the continuity of the infinite quest of the great wines of this noble site.
Terroir
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock, round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.
In the vineyard
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification
Long, gentle pressing and co-fermentation.
Ageing
Maturing in stainless steel vats, small foudres and oak barrels for 6 months.
Varietals
Blend of the 6 white grapes of the appellation
Clairette blanche & Rose, Grenache Blanc & Gris, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul & Picardan
Specifications

Advice

Tasting
This wine symbolizes our love for white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We find delicate floral notes, a fresh and dynamic texture with a salty finish. Just like a walk in our Provençal “Garrigue”.
Food pairings
Scallop and leek crumble.

Reviews

94
"" A beautifully alluring white, with acacia flower perfume
followed by slightly honeyed citrus and yellow apple.
Shows a savory bed of crushed flint that grounds the
palate, filled out with fleur de sel and shortbread notes.
Brimming with energy, this is well-balanced through the
medium-to-long finish, which is flecked with grapefruit
pith and smoke. Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche,
Grenache Gris, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul de
Pinet, Picardan and Clairette Rose. Drink now through
2032. 600 cases made, 400 cases imported."
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94-95
" “Fruit de l’assemblage de cinq cépages, cette cuvée
évoque le maquis avec ses senteurs fraîches mais
méridionales. Son fruit en bouche est dense et ramassé,
avec de fins amers et une agréable sapidité.
Un blanc très pur, élégant avec du fond.“
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94-95
" “Looking first at the classic 2022 Châteauneuf Du Pape
Blanc, it has a medium gold hue as well as terrific orange
blossom, stone fruit, and honeyed flower-like aromas and
flavors. It's medium-bodied, has a layered, textured
mouthfeel, nicely integrated acidity, and a crisp, mineral
laced style on the finish. It's a terrific white for enjoying
over the coming 3-5 years or so. As normal, this Cuvée is
mostly Roussanne, Clairette, and Grenache Blanc, but
includes plenty of other varieties, aged mostly in stainless
steel, with a tiny 3% in new barrels.“
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