Beatus Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
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Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Wine Type
80 years old Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
Age of vines
Average 80 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Sandy Soils
The vineyard parcel selected for this wine is a single plot of 80-year old Grenache at the top of La Crau in Châteauneuf du Pape, the highest location in the AOC. It sits on a north-facing slope that helps guard against the sometimes intense summer heat that can affect the surrounding areas. This plot is called “Le Poteau” and has been generously granted to Todd Alexander by Anne-Charlotte as the core of this wine, with supplementation of Syrah and Mourvèdre from surrounding parcels also grown on the Chateau de la Font du Loup estate, to round out the blend.
Aged for 18 months in neutral French Foudre.
100 (9-liter cases)

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2020 Beatus Chateauneuf du pape Rouge - 95PTS - JD

2020 Beatus Chateauneuf du pape Rouge - 95PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is mostly very old vine Grenache (there are small amounts of Syrah and Mourvedre) from the sandy soils of the Le Poteau parcel in the Font du Loup lieu-dit. It saw a touch of whole clusters in the ferments and, I suspect, was brought up in neutral vessels. It’s as seamless as they come, offering a classic nose of red and black berry fruits, Provençal garrigue, spice box, and loamy earth. This medium to full-bodied beauty has wonderful complexity, ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. While it's already drinking great today, it should easily evolve for 10-15 years. It's a seriously good bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape!"

Jeb DUNNUCK, 95 pts


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Beatus began with a dream and a friendship. Todd Alexander (Force Majeure, Wines, Holocene Wines, The Walls Wines, Pasxa Wines) had a dream, and it was to make wine in ...
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