Famille Perrin Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2015

When Pierre de Beaucastel bought a barn with a small piece of land near the village of Courthezon in the southern Rhône in 1549, it became the cornerstone of the domaine, which for decades has been considered one of the most famous and recognized in the Châteauneuf du Pape. A new building - the current main building on Beaucastel - was erected on the site, and until the end of the 19th century, wine was made here. When the wine lice made its entrance, it exterminated virtually all vines and put an end to all forms of wine production.

Everything stood still on the property for some years, until Gabriel Tramier in 1909 bought it and planted the fields with new vines. His son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, was given responsibility for the operation and did so well that the Château de Beaucastel quickly gained a reputation for producing Châteauneuf wines of the highest quality.

The son Jacques further developed the domain to what it is today, where the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois with valuable assistance from their sons and other family members continue Jacques Perrin's ideas. Among other things. Beaucastel was one of the first domains to practice organic and biodynamic viticulture using natural fertilizers rather than chemicals.

In Jacques' honor, they created the top cuve Hommage à Jacques Perrin in 1989. A huge wine that is only produced in particularly successful vintages - and in numbers just a few thousand bottles. Like the "regular" Beaucastel, Hommage is made on all 13 permitted Châteauneuf grapes. Primarily mourvèdre (approx. 60 per cent) and grenache (20 per cent) blended with syrah, counoise and the other permitted grapes.

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