Rose wine Domaine De Beaurenard is a Cote Du Rhone Rose that is produced in the famous Chateauneauf Du Pape region of France. This blush wine is a delightful combination of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault for elegance and finesse, and 10% Syrah. The grapes are destemmed, gently crushed and vatted as for a red wine, and vinified by “bleeding”. The juice stays in contact with the skins for 24-36 hours to fix the wine's “terroir” character and its fragrances. It is then racked and fermented at a low temperature (19°C) to protect its aromas. It is pink, bright and shiny with beautiful aromatic expressions of rasberry, grenadine and minerals. The gentle fruity notes and minerality proves that this is a Rosé de terroir. It has a beautiful freshness that allows a very fine balance in the mouth, and an end with pleasant minerality. Great by iteself or with light dishes. Only 13,300 Bottles produced. Drink now through 2011.
In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the Popes – and especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area's exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine's reputation around the world.
Domaine de Beaurenard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been a family-run estate for seven generations. DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD stretches over a 25 hectares grapevine in Rasteau, in Rhone Valley, and is located 25 km from their vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape. There they produce Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rasteau and Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé. These nice siliceous-clayey soils are stony and with steep hillsides. The bunches of grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Only the nice bunches, very ripe, healthy, and noble are chosen for the production of the Rosé. The bottling is done quickly, within 5 to 6 months, to trap the fruit and aromas of its youth.
RATINGS: 87 Points - Wine Spectator