Chateau Beauchene wine
Château Beauchêne has been in the Bernard family since the 17th century and has a specificity we liked a lot: the use of old vines in all their wines, even in their £10 Côtes du Rhône - you also find 100+ years old grapes in all their Châteauneuf-du-Pape! That is quite unusual and definitely brings an added complexity to each bottle.
Michel Bernard, owner and winemaker, elaborates different cuvées in a traditional manner with as little chemicals as possible. Each grape variety is planted on the most suitable parcel to make sure all its potential gets unleashed.
Last but not least, Château Beauchêne is getting increased recognition year after year, with highly positive critics across the board. Yet they keep their prices reasonable, which makes every wine outstanding for its price. No surprise to see 2 of their Côtes du Rhône - Premier Terroir and Sens de Syrah – among the 50 Best Value Rhône Wines in last July's Decanter magazine.