Château de Beaucastel
2016 Vintage En Primeur
2016 is an exceptional vintage in the Southern Rhône Valley, thanks to idyllic weather conditions throughout the growing season. “There is great purity and natural balance in these 2016s, thanks to the cool nights we experienced from the end of August to the beginning of September, contrasting with the hot daytime temperatures,” explains Marc Perrin of Château de Beaucastel. “As a result, the grapes had a wonderful equilibrium between sugars and acidity – this was the determining element of this vintage for the harmony and freshness in the red wines.”
The Perrins have made an enormous success of their 2016 Beaucastel wines: tasting them earlier this autumn, we were struck by their beautiful vibrancy. They have silky textures, fine tannic structure, and intense fruitiness, lifted by energetic, bright acidity. This is an exciting vintage, reminding Marc Perrin of the great 2010, 2000 and 1990. It is with great pleasure that we offer the following to our customers, en primeur, for shipment to the UK in autumn 2018.