Domaine de Beaurenard - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2021


Symbol of the Domaine de Beaurenard, this wine is the great blending cuvée, reflecting the diversity and complementarity of our soils and grape varieties.
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.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by its diversity of soils.
Mosaic of planted plots, on soils of limestone, pebbles, on a clay bottom more or less loaded with iron, and safres (fine sands).
In the vineyard
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard.
Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions.
Matured for 12 months in conical vats, foudres and barrels.
Assemblage des 13 cépages de l'appellation
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Terret noir, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Picardan


Domaine de Beaurenard’s flagship wine is a quintessential blend, reflecting all the diversity of the terroir and the perfect synergy that exists between the soils and the grapes. It offers a supple and refined texture associated with a delicate aromatic palette that is the result of a constant quest for freshness.
Food pairings
Leg of lamb with ceps.


" "Son parfum est marqué par une sensation de fruit frais. La
bouche résonne de cette perception de fraîcheur, même si le
raisin a été évidemment récolté à maturité, d'où des tanins
souples qui se fondent dans un fruit persistant et délicieux."

" “ A pure, focused style, with generous raspberry ganache and
red licorice flavors that are juicy, inviting and well-framed by
finely sculpted tannins and graphite shavings. Full-bodied
without being heavy, with black pepper, wild herbs and
mesquite playing out on the fresh, structured finish. Grenache.
Drink now through 2035. 8,750 cases made, 1,750 cases
imported. “

" “ Here’s a very well structured Chateauneuf for the
challenging 2021 vintage with complex wild herb and berry
aromas. Only medium-bodied for the appellation, but with
healthy tannins and a positive mineral acidity that drives the
long clean finish. A cuvee of 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 10%
mourvedre and 10% cinsault. From biodynamically grown
grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold, “
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"“A beautiful wine, the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a
deeper ruby hue to go with Burgundian aromatics of ripe red
and black berries, sappy underbrush, exotic flowers, and an
undeniable sense of minerality.[…] The classic Cuvée is 65%
Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and the rest a mix of
permitted varieties, partially destemmed, and aged in a mix of
foudre, tank, and barrels, with a tiny percentage in new oak."