Rich, smooth, classic southern Rhone red
Château Beauchêne Côtes du Rhône Grande Réserve ihas an Intense garnet red in color. A bouquet of red ripe fruits, violet and blackcurrant, with some spicy notes. Round and intensely aromatic, it presents well-blended tannins and a beautiful, long finish.
Food Pairing: Ideal match for beef carpaccio, lamb shoulder and cheeses.
"A classic Côtes du Rhône GSM along with a touch of marselan and carignan. The nose resonates with rich, ripe, dark and red fruits, incorporating a subtle modicum of minerality and herbal aromas. Yielding a voluptuously rich mouthfeel, it possesses a rounded texture and integrated smooth tannins plus a bramble fruit finish. Try this with some sharp hard cheeses and hearty slow braises." Cathal McBride, The Sunday Business Post, 21/11/21
"Exclusive to Whelehans Wines, this is reduced by €2 in their September sale and is a blend of 30% grenache, 35% syrah, 23% mouvèdre plus marselan and carignan. Vibrant red in colour with a purple centre; pleasant ripe red and black fruit aromas with a hint of violets, spice and dark chocolate. On the palate, this is fruity and juicy with mouth-filling berry fruits and good length - fine quality for the price." Irish Examiner, Leslie Williams, September 25th 2021.
"Intense garnet red blend with a bouquet of red ripe fruits, violets and blackcurrant. The soft fruit palate is round and unctuous, full and supple, with balanced tannins."
Matthew Nugent, The Sun, 28 November 2021
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Michel Bernard’s family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. « Mesnagers » or tenant farmers, the Bernards were to profit from the social upheavals of the French Revolution, buying their first vineyard soon after the conflict in 1794. This vineyard is still present nowadays.
Since 1971, Michel Bernard and his wife Dominique have run the vineyard, which they have developed since and in 2004, their eldest daughter joined the board.
Today Château Beauchêne has become the hub for the vinification and maturation of all the cuvees from the different vineyards owned by the family.
3 appellations are represented amongst the 70 hectares :
- Châteauneuf du Pape
- Côtes du Rhône Villages
- Côtes du Rhônes
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