Château de Beaucastel 2009 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from an excellent Rhône vintage - a hot year, which produced rich, concentrated wines with relatively low acidity.
Beaucastel's vineyards are based on the famous rounded stones called galets that were deposited in times when the Rhône river raged as a torrent, tearing fragments of rocks from the Alps onto the plains. The galets soak up the intense heat during the summer ripening months and release it during the evenings.
The Perrin brothers, the current owners of Beaucastel's 100 hectares, do not use chemical fertilisers, preferring to use a compost made on the property from a mixture of sheep manure and the previous year's pressings (marc) which helps to maintain the soil's own natural equilibrium.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).