Château de Beaucastel : Roussanne Vieilles Vignes 2020
Considered as one of the greatest white wines in France, only 6000 bottles of this wine are produced. It's made with 100% very old Roussanne vines and harvested slightly over ripe. This exceptional wine must be drunk within 3 years or after 15 years. To be enjoyed with gastronomic cuisine.
The vintage :
The years in 9 regularly mark the memory of winegrowers and this vintage was no exception. After an early bud burst in early April, flowering was gradual and took place in good conditions in all the vineyards. Then a hot summer began in late June, which the vines bravely resisted: they suffered little from water stress, thanks to the chamomile herbal infusions we sprayed on the vegetation to cope with the heat. Finally, the harvest went as usual, without any particular precocity. The wines are promising; a vintage in 9 is born, once again, under a lucky star.
Produced by Famille Perrin
The Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley where they occupy the regions best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Moreover the combination of talents within the family ensures the continuation of their unique expertise. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin way and this approach has continued seamlessly over five generations.
Château de Beaucastel white Roussanne Vieilles Vignes 2019 has a shimmering deep golden colour. Its rich and complex nose offers a mesmerizing bouquet with notes of toast, peach and beeswax. Very elegant on the palate, it embodies the perfect balance between freshness and complexity. Roussanne brings magnificent richness and opulent texture, perfectly balanced by a superb freshness with beautiful aromas of white flowers, honey, crushed almonds and citrus zest. The long finish reveals an exceptional salinity specific to Beaucastel and a sign of a great vintage.