Domaine de Beaurenard - Rasteau 2021

Presentation

Presentation
Since 1980, Domaine de Beaurenard, property of the Coulon family, has also been cultivating a vineyard on stepped hillsides in the Rasteau appellation. On these sharp terroirs surrounded by vast swathes of woodland and garrigue, biodynamic farming reveals its full expression.
The vintage
The 2021 vintage is once again characterized by a very mild winter, leading to early bud bursting, with serious consequences.
Indeed, during the night of April 7 to 8, a terrible episode of spring frost
shook France. Temperatures dropped sharply to -4.5°C on our Rasteau vines. The loss of harvest will be significant. Strong fortunately, our practices of soft pruning, late pruning as well as
the application of Valerian allowed us to contain the damage.
The season was punctuated by many meticulous treatments. He us had to accompany the vine in its growth this year while keeping the strategic shoots for the 2022 season. The summer was hot, without excessive temperature and with cool nights. A few rains came to punctuate it,
leading to a very promising maturation of all our plots.
The harvest took place at the estate from September 7 to October 8, out of 26 harvest days. Although nearly 300mm of rain and thunderstorms marked the period, our grapes reached great maturity. Our old cups once again demonstrated their relevance. With high feet, presenting
smaller and more airy bunches, the grapes were less exposed to humidity and its consequences. This allowed us to wait for maturity optimum from each parcel and to pick very healthy grapes, of great quality, throughout the harvest.
Terroir
Well orientated slopes and terraces offer ideal sunshine exposure. The vines flourish in a stony limestone clay soil and find their full expression thanks to certified organic and biodynamic agriculture.
In the vineyard
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification
Co-fermentation, vatting from 18 to 26 days for soft extractions.
Ageing
Matured for 12 months in vats, and oak foudres.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 80%
Syrah : 17%
Mourvèdre : 3%
Specifications

Advice

Tasting
Our Rasteau 2021 offers intense aromas of black fruit and blueberries, lifted by a touch of spice. The density and depth of the palate associate fruit and minerality with remarkable persistence.
Food pairings
Duck breast, red chutney and beetroot.

Reviews

90
" “ Packs a weighty core of cherry preserves and plum, with
black licorice notes, toasted apple wood and a firming spine of
iron. A formidable, serious red, laced with ripe yet subtly
grippy tannins through the singed herb–flecked finish.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2026.
6,000 cases made, 1,200 cases imported. “
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90
" “Rounded, juicy and smoothly textured, this is more generous
than some for a 2021. Plum fruit, damson. Tannins are ripe,
combed out and juicy."
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90
" “Rounded, juicy and smoothly textured, this is more generous
than some for a 2021. Plum fruit, damson. Tannins are ripe,
combed out and juicy."
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16
" “Rounded, juicy and smoothly textured, this is more generous
than some for a 2021. Plum fruit, damson. Tannins are ripe,
combed out and juicy."
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