2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Ch de Beaucastel - 3x75cl
10B7RVVB3PK _ 2017 - Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Ch de Beaucastel - 3x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Château de Beaucastel
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Grape Roussanne
  • Drinking 2020 - 2035
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available Now

2017 - Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Ch de Beaucastel - 3x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Château de Beaucastel
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Grape Roussanne
  • Drinking 2020 - 2035
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £422.04 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £345.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, October 2018

    Unusually for a Châteauneuf this is not a blend and comes solely from a 3 hectare parcel within the Beaucastel estate of very old Roussanne vines (average age of 85+ years). These vines produce tiny yields and take slightly longer to ripen their fruit, which means they develop extraordinary phenolic complexity. At this stage the ripe quince notes of the fruit are vying for attention with the toasty spice of new oak (25% new oak is used in the wine’s élevage). It will need a little time to fall into place, but this full-bodied example of the Perrins’ finest white should emerge victorious.

  • Wine Advocate, August 2018, Score: 97-99

    As always, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes comes from a three-hectare parcel planted in 1909. It's richer, creamier and longer than Beaucastel's regular white Châteauneuf-du-Pape but also fresher and brinier. It looks even more impressive than the stunning 2016. Drink 2020-2035

  • James Suckling, August 2018

    Sweet-smelling apples and pears, waxy lemon peel and some nicely weighted oak influence. Fleshy depth to the finish. This has concentration and richness with elegance. From a small, around 3-ha parcel of original vines, between 85 and 100-years old. Drink or hold.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, August 2018, Score: 96-99

    Last of the whites, huge notes of buttered citrus, exotic flowers, pineapple, honeysuckle, and almond notes all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes, a rich, yet fresh, elegant, vibrant barrel sample that does everything right. You can't find a wine like this anywhere else in the world, and it’s consistently one of the world’s great white wines. Drink now-2038

Producer

Château de Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel, the flagship estate of the Perrin family and masters on the Southern Rhône, makes benchmark Châteauneuf. The best vintages here can age into legendary wines, and an increasing tendency to elegance in the winemaking style of recent years has not gone unnoticed. The Beaucastel vines are all in one large 110 hectare block at the northern end of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. The plot contains all t...Read more

Château de Beaucastel, the flagship estate of the Perrin family and masters on the Southern Rhône, makes benchmark Châteauneuf. The best vintages here can age into legendary wines, and an increasing tendency to elegance in the winemaking style of recent years has not gone unnoticed. The Beaucastel vines are all in one large 110 hectare block at the northern end of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. The plot contains all the archetypal soil types of the region: sand, clay and limestone, with pudding stone pebbles on the surface. Their Coudoulet vines lie just beyond the northern boundary and convey much of the typicity of a Châteauneuf in a more accessible format. The estate famously grows all thirteen varieties permitted within the Châteauneuf appellation. Beyond the Beaucastel estate, the Perrin family have built up a comprehensive portfolio of wines across the Southern Rhône appellations including Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Vinsobres.Read less

Region

Châteauneuf du Pape

The emperor of southern Rhône appellations, Châteauneuf du Pape was the first A.O.C. in all of France, created in 1936. Their bottle is unique embossed with the papal coat of arms. Thirteen varieties (14 if Grenache Blanc is counted separately) can be incorporated in the blend. The reds include: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Picpoul, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscardin, while the whites are Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Only a handful of producers use all 13, Grenache often being the highest percentage of the blend. This enables each producer to highlight the varieties that are the ripest and most interesting in any given year. Most Châteauneuf du Pâpes are master examples of wines that can be approachable within the first few years of release yet able to develop superb complexity during many years of cellaring.