Red Wine France
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Rhone
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This wine is a favorite among connoisseurs for its unique flavor and complexity. It has aromas of black pepper, cherries, licorice, and spices. On the palate it features flavors of raspberry, figs, and chocolate. Its well-rounded tannins give it a velvety texture and long finish. With its full body and beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness, Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Rhone is truly a special treat!
A Little Trivia
Chateau de Beaucastel is one of the oldest wineries in France, having been owned and operated by the same family since 1549! Every year, they throw a party to celebrate the anniversary of their founders' marriage that includes a parade with a donkey carrying a barrel of wine, followed by a banquet and fireworks!
History of This Wine
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a wine from the Rhone Valley in France. It has been produced by the Perrin family since 1909, when they purchased the estate and began producing their own wines. The first vintage of Chateau de Beaucastel was released in 1915. Since then, it has become one of the most renowned wines from the region, with several vintages being highly acclaimed by critics. Notable vintage years include 1978, 1990, 1998, 1999 and 2005. In 2009, Chateau de Beaucastel became one of only two estates to be awarded the prestigious “Grand Cru” classification for its red wines. This classification is reserved for only the best producers in France and is a testament to the quality of Chateau de Beaucastel's wines.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Rhone is a full-bodied, rich red wine that pairs well with dishes such as roasted lamb, beef tenderloin, game meats, and aged cheeses. It also goes well with mushroom-based dishes, grilled vegetables, and hearty stews. The tannins in the wine make it an ideal match for heavier dishes like steak and pork chops. Additionally, it can be enjoyed with desserts that feature dark fruits such as blackberry or blueberry.