Domaine de Beaurenard

Rhône,

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard Blanc — 2019

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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

    • 2019 vintage is in line with the top vintages of the decade. After a nice winter, spring came slowly, where our famous “Mistral” wind helped keep very healthy environments in the vineyard during that important growing season. The last week of June, Rhône Valley vineyards went through a heat wave with temperatures above 45°C (113 °F). Fortunately, our biodynamic sprays of horn dungs, silicas, chamomiles, nettles and essential oils, combined with the good water reserve of the soils from 2018, helped the vines to continue their growth in great conditions. Thanks to August and September gentle rains we were able to pick beautiful grapes, healthy and balanced.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Long, gentle pressing, co-fermentation in small oak foudres. Matured for 6 months in these same foudres.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together. A blend of 6 white varieties, mainly Clairette and Roussanne.
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Made from old vines of different varieties growing together, with moderate yields, the Boisrenard Blanc is characterized by its beautiful smoothness and notes of salinity. A highly distinguished wine.

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  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard Blanc — 2019 – Decanter – 96 Points

    Fresh and easy-going aromatics, tarragon and violets beneath the fruit. Full-bodied, a little gummy in texture, but there's a good sense of fluidity to the wine. Clearly defined confit citrus on the finish. Not quite as grand as a typical Châteauneuf perhaps but very good. Very drinkable, with a saline finish.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard Blanc — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    Shows a creamy edge, with a mix of lemon curd, white peach and yellow apple fruit flavors, backed by hints of brioche and macadamia nut. A subtle stony underlay gives it spine on the very stylish and lengthy finish.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard Blanc — 2019 – Jeb Dunnuck – 94+ Points

    The only 2019 white I was able to taste (the 2018s were also reviewed last year), the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Boisrenard Blanc is a richer effort, yet still stays chiseled and focused, with classy notes of pear, white flowers, crushed citrus, and hints of honeysuckle. It shows a kiss of salinity on the palate and is medium-bodied, has bright acidity, and a beautiful finish. This is going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and will keep for a couple of decades or more in cool cellars.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard Blanc — 2019 – The Wine Advocate – 93+ Points

    There are just 4,000 bottles of the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Boisrenard, which comes from 70- to 100-year-old vines. It's mainly Clairette and Roussanne, but includes the other four white varieties authorized in the appellation as well. Vinified and matured in large-format oak, it does show some classy hints of cedar shavings on the nose and a wonderfully slinky, silky texture on the medium to full-bodied palate, both serving to highlight the wine's restrained melon and citrus flavors. Impressively concentrated and balanced...

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