Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône,

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock, round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.

  • Vintage Report

    • After a particularly cold January that allowed the sap to descend completely and the vines to rest thoroughly, 2017 experienced many different weather conditions in the course of the growing cycle. This caused a high incidence of poor fruit set, particularly in the highly sensitive Grenache, resulting in low yields.

      However, frequent applications of healing biodynamic preparations maintained the clusters in excellent condition, ensuring a healthy crop.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in conical vats, foudres and barrels.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together, predominantly Grenache.
    • Alcohol: 15%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Made from old vines of different varieties growing together, with moderate
      yields, Boisrenard is characterized by the silky weave of its tannins and its
      generous fruit. A wine of immense depth.

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  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2017 – Jancis Robinson – 16.5 Points

    Tasted blind. Thick, ripe black bramble fruits on the palate. Carries the density well thanks to bright acidity and soft, fine tannic texture. The finish has a slight burn to it, but the fruit intensity almost keeps up.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2017 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    Lively and expressive red cherries and berries on the nose here. This has a very plush and vibrant, darker fruit feel to the palate with some sturdy fruit tannin and a nicely played oak frame to the finish. Drink or hold.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2017 – The Wine Advocate – 96 Points

    The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard is inky in color, with aromas that hint at toasted coconut, black cherries and chocolate. It's a rich, decadent, full-bodied sexpot of a CdP that possess admirable concentration, a wonderfully creamy-silky texture and a long, long finish.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2017 – Vinous – 94 Points

    Shimmering violet. Ripe red and blue fruit and floral qualities on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sweet Chambord and blackberry flavors that take on baking spice, cola and candied lavender nuances as the wine stretches out. Shows wonderful energy as well as depth and finishes impressively long and smooth, with subtle tannins making a late appearance.

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