Château Beauchêne also elaborates this typical and subtle white Châteauneuf. It shows expressive aromas of acacia flowers, roasted almonds and apricot. An especially long, fresh and nutty finish completes the tasting and brings is a further complexity. In short, a very nice bottle for lovers of Rhône white wines.
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|Château Beauchêne also elaborates this typical and subtle white Châteauneuf. It shows expressive aromas of acacia flowers, roasted almonds and apricot. An especially long, fresh and nutty finish completes the tasting and brings is a further complexity. In short, a very nice bottle for lovers of Rhône white wines.|
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Beauchêne
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry white wine
Grapes: 30% Bouboulenc, 30% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette
Drink from now to 2020
Open and Drink at 8-10°C
Food pairing idea: Fish in white sauce
Soil: Rounded pebbles, sand, clay
Age of vines: 30 years old
Maturing: 3 months in stainless steel tanks
|What experts say|
88/100 “The 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vignobles de la Serrière is a solid white that's made from close to equal parts Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette and Grenache Blanc. Aged six months in stainless steel, it gives up classic notes of spiced peaches, quince and melon in a medium-bodied, juicy, fresh package.” (2014 vintage)
"Grande Réserve" is the first Côtes du Rhône of Château Beauchêne, already showing what they are capable of. Made of quite old vines for this appellation (30 to 50 years old!), it displays intense flavours of ripe red fruit, violet and blackcurrant with yummy spicy notes. Very, very well made Côtes du Rhône for this price!
This Côtes du Rhône from Château Beauchêne is a much more than the usual Côtes du Rhône, thanks to the 12 months spent in French oak barrels. The vineyard is located in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape area, and some of the Grenache used in the blend is 100 years old! As a result, wine is smooth and complex with aromas of black fruit, cedar box and sweet spices....
This is a very well made Châteauneuf-du-Pape, mainly from old vines of Grenache and at a really sweet price. It offers a great nose of black cherry, liquorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate is powerful, rich and spicy, typical from the appellation. Finish is long and complex as it should be. We have tasted so many Châteauneufs with lower quality and higher...
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