An exceptional vintage. A very hot summer, great weather conditions until the end of the harvest.
Grenache : 30% Mourvèdre : 30% Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne : 15%, Syrah : 10%, Counoise : 10%, Cinsault : 5%
For 5 generations the Family Perrin vinifies the wines from Chateau de Beaucastel. The chateau covers 130ha, but only 100 are planted with all the 13 grape varieties authorized by the appellation with a higher proportion of mourvedre usually.
The wines are vinified in large old barrels with only Syrah exposed to some new oak. All grape varieties are vinified separately and later blended. The wines age in large oak foudres for 12 months before bottling.
The domaine was one of the very first to practice organic viticulture in 1950 and biodynamic in 1974. Organic, biodynamic