Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau
About the wine:
Grenache 80% • Syrah 17% • Mourvèdre 3%
Rasteau 2019 offers intense aromas of black fruit and blueberries, lifted by a touch of spice. The palate is rich in fruit with depth and minerality accompanied by remarkable persistence.
Besides aromas of very ripe fruit, it is generally laced with notes of spice and garrigue scrubland scents specific to this terroir. Appealing tannic structure, a rounded body, rich and powerful…this is the Beaurenard's typically strong character.
The 2019 vintage is in line with the top vintages of the decade. After a nice winter, spring came slowly, and our famous “Mistral” wind helped keep a healthy environment in the vineyard during the crucial moments of the 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 gentle rains in August and September, we were able to pick beautiful, healthy and balanced grapes.
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, vatting from 18 to 26 days for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in vats, and oak foudres.
About the producer:
Domaine de Beaurenard has been a family-run estate for eight generations. Today, brothers Daniel & Frédéric Coulon and Daniel’s sons Victor and Antonin are dedicated to produce the most essential expressions of this historic region, long sought-after by discerning collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Domaine de Beaurenard has been producing certified biodynamic wines on more than 80 acres of this celebrated terroir since 2010. Domaine de Beaurenard is also established in the up and coming Rasteau Appellation with 60 acres and in Côtes du Rhône with 25 acres both also certified biodynamic.
In addition to the timeless Domaine de Beaurenard facilities, the Coulon family is developing a range of certified biodynamic wines made from grapes sourced in friends’ vineyards in the Rhône region. “We have seen great potential to develop and expand our activities, and portfolio while keeping our philosophy and values intact,” says Victor. This promising project called BiotifulFOX is led by the new generation and is expanding the Coulons expertise to exciting new wines.