CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL 2017
Once again Château de Beaucastel is the first release of the new Rhône en primeur campaign. The Perrin family have set a positive tone for the vintage by largely maintaining last year’s prices. 2017 rides in on the wave of success enjoyed across the region in 2015 and 2016. Although the growing season was far from straight forward, in many instances it pulls off the hat trick finale of an excellent trio. In Ch de Beaucastel we find one such success.
The estate famously has a high proportion of the late ripening Mourvèdre. This did much to bolster the troubled Grenache in 2017, which suffered from a difficult flowering and fruit set. This, coupled with an extremely dry growing season, means the estate is down 40% on an average yield. With volumes of 2018 looking even smaller, the 2017 surely won’t last long.
The Perrins’ Coudoulets once again offer outstanding value whilst delivering wonderful typicity from this staggering region in the southern Rhône.
Please note: Rhone 2017 En Primeur wines will be shipped to the UK in the late Autumn of 2019.