Château de Beaucastel has long been considered one of the great wines of France. It is unanimously renowned for its balance, elegance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an extraordinary terroir at the Northern end of the appellation with a lot of exposure to the Mistral. All 13 varieties of the appellation have been organically grown here since the sixties.
“The best estate in the whole of southern France” (Clive Coates MW) Beaucastel is the quintessential Rhône estate. How bereft our cellars would be without a few bottles of its fabulous Châteauneuf! Feisty Grenache and Mourvèdre lead the way with an explosion of sweet fruit on the velvety palate. Robert Parker says: “Made from tiny yields of 18 hectolitres per hectare after a severe triage, Beaucastel’s 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is a candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage.”