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CHTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL BLANC 2009 CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL BLANC 2009

Beaucastel Blanc is nearly as famous as it red sibling and rightly so. From a superb vintage, the wine offers a perfumed and floral nose with a rich and full bodied palate. This elegance combined with the ability to age many years, this wine presents an excellent choice.

Also available in-bond. Contact us for details and prices.




VINEYARD
The white wines of Château de Beaucastel are amongst the finest expressions of Roussanne grapes grown in a warm climate. This is the "standard" bottling, made from roughly 80% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc, whose vines are between 10 and 40 years old.

The vineyard site is a seven hectare site close to the Château itself. Yields are kept extremely low and then great care is taken in the vineyard to ensure healthy, strong vines, producing ripe grapes in perfect condition. Finally, depending on the vintage, the grapes must be harvested at the right moment and vinified correctly.

The soil here is similar to that of the red wine vineyard: a thick layer of Miocene marine molasses overlaid with alpine diluvium. As with Coudoulet, this carpet of rounded stones helps the grapes get off to a good start in the spring and allows them to attain perfect ripeness.

GRAPE VARIETIES
80% Roussanne, 15% Grenache blanc, 5% various other varieties

VINIFICATION
The grapes are harvested by hand and taken quickly to the winery in small baskets. A second hand sorting is done upon arrival to cull any unripe or damaged grapes. After a light pneumatic pressing, the must is allowed to clarify overnight.

Thirty percent of the wine is fermented in barrels and the remainder in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Once the malolactic fermentation is completed, half of the new wine matures in small oak barrels and half in vats for about eight months.

TASTING NOTE
The Château de Beaucastel wine itself has a slightly closed nose but the palate opens up very quickly in the mouth with rich deep floral honey flavours, yellow nectarine and ripe apricot, hazelnut and almond. Very long and complex. Very good to Excellent

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    13.5% (10.1 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 59.99

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