Domaine de Beaurenard - Boisrenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc 2021

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. “Le Boisrenard” white is made from a selection of old vines where the 6 white grape varieties are planted together. A distinguished wine.

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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. “Le Boisrenard” white is made from a selection of old vines where the 6 white grape varieties are planted together. A distinguished wine.
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
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
Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together.
Vinification
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Long, gentle pressing, co-fermentation in small oak foudres.
Ageing
Matured for 6 months in these same foudres.
Varietals
Assemblage des 6 cépages blancs
Dominante Clairette et Roussanne.
Specifications

Advice

Tasting
Intense notes of hazelnut, grilled almond, and brioche for this Boisrenard White 2021. Its freshness and tension in the mouth reveal a distinguished wine with a superbly saline finish.
Food pairings
John Dory roasted with pink pepper and thyme.

Reviews

99
" "Nectarine fruit inlaid with a touch of fresh coconut. Full
bodied, generous and rounded, without any excessive oak […]
Perfectly judged, perfectly balanced and very long. It has
great presence and energy, but no excess."
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95
" "Slightly deeper gold-hued compared to the classic cuvée, it
offers textbook notes of sauteed peach, honeyed citrus, flower
oil, and hints of green almonds. Medium to full-bodied,
concentrated, and beautifully balanced, it has good acidity
and a great finish. It brings more richness and opulence than
the base cuvée […]. Both are brilliant wines."
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17
" "The nose suggests ripe pears, grilled almonds and custard.
Lots of acidity through the mid palate and a rich finish follows– interesting and very appealing. I love the freshness this has
throughout– wonderful."
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