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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1996

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vallée du Rhône, France

The vintage :
A good vintage
A cold year and harvest

Description :
The production of white wine at Beaucastel is limited as we only have 7 hectares planted in white vines. The main variety is Roussanne, which represents 80% of the blend.

Situation :
Château de Beaucastel has 7 hectares of white varieties.

Terroir :
Molasse seabed of the Miocene period covered by diluvial alpine deposits (rolled pebbles).

Process :
Handpicked in small cases, sorting of the grapes, pneumatic pressing, settling of the juice, fermentation (30% in oak barrels, 70% in tanks) for 8 months. Bottling after 8 months.

Cépages :
Grenache Blanc : 15%
Picardan, Clairette, Bourboulenc : 5%
Roussanne : 80%