A Vanguard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

With its famous terroir of rounded pebbles, Château de Beaucastel is a vanguard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape especially that it is one of the few to use the 13 authorized grape varieties to make its basic red wine. Today, over 100 hectares of vines, distributed mainly throughout the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation and in Côtes du Rhône, yield the loveliest, dare we say greatest wines of the appellation, namely because of their capacity to develop over time. Montréal Passion Vin is offering you the opportunity to taste the fabulous wines from this family-run estate, including the highly sought-after “Vieilles Vignes” in white and “Hommage à Jacques Perrin” in red.

 The very first traces of the estate, as it appears today, were established in the 16th century. The name of the estate actually comes from its founder Pierre de Beaucastel who settled in Courthézon in 1549 when he purchased a “barn and its tenemental land extending to 52 saumées (approximately 52 acres) located in Coudoulet”. The estate changed hands several times before Pierre Tramier took it over in 1909. He later passed it on to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a man of science, who developed the estate. However, it is through the efforts of his son, Jacques Perrin that the wine rose to such heights and acquired its sterling reputation. When Jacques’s sons, Jean-Pierre and François, took over the estate in 1978, the wines were renowned worldwide. They are considered to be among the best of the appellation. The 5th generation, represented by Marc, Pierre, Thomas, Cécile, Charles, Matthieu and César, work alongside their father, thus making Château de Beaucastel a true family affair.

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