Domaine de Beaurenard

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

In the picturesque region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, nestled in the heart of Provence, France, lies Domaine de Beaurenard—a family-run estate that has embraced its rich winemaking heritage for over seven generations. With a history deeply intertwined with the papal legacy and a commitment to organic and biodynamic practices, the Coulon brothers, Daniel and Frédéric, continue to honor tradition while creating exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.

During the 14th century, the popes, including Pope John XXII, recognized the exceptional soils of Châteauneuf-du-Pape during their stays in Avignon. Impressed by the area’s potential for winemaking, they built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and established vineyards on the surrounding slopes. Their efforts played a pivotal role in promoting the reputation of the local wine worldwide.

 

 

Dating back to a notarial act in 1695, the estate was referred to as “Bois Renard,” which eventually transformed into “Beaurenard” over time. This evolution symbolizes the enduring connection between the past and present, as the Coulon brothers now carry the torch of winemaking excellence.

Domaine de Beaurenard covers a total of 67 hectares (approximately 166 acres) of vineyards, with 33 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 25 hectares in Rasteau AOC, and 9 hectares in Côtes du Rhône. The terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is truly unique, with large sun-warmed stones scattered across the vineyards. These stones radiate a gentle, providential heat, aiding in grape maturation and juice concentration.

 

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The estate is also known for its “Symphony of 13 Varieties,” which include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarèse, Clairette, Roussane, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Picardan, and Picpoul. This diverse array of grape varieties contributes to the wines’ aromatic complexity, strength, and balance.

Domaine de Beaurenard takes a holistic approach to winemaking, embracing organic and biodynamic practices. All 60 hectares of the estate’s vineyards are cultivated organically, certified by Ecocert, and biodynamically, certified by Demeter. By eschewing synthetic chemicals and working in harmony with nature, lunar cycles, and planetary rhythms, the vines develop natural defenses. Biodynamic preparations, such as compost and plant-based sprays, are used to fortify the vines and promote biodiversity. The estate’s conservatory, featuring the 13 grape varieties allowed by the appellation, preserves a natural genetic heritage uniquely adapted to the terroir.

 

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Domaine de Beaurenard upholds the belief that great wines begin with exceptional grapes. As such, the estate harvests all its grapes by hand, adhering to the age-old adage. Meticulous care is taken during the selection process, with pickers carefully separating the finest bunches from damaged or immature grapes. The harvested grapes are transported in small bins to the vat room to prevent oxidation and maintain the wine’s quality. This rigorous approach ensures the consistent excellence and distinct characteristics of each vintage.

Domaine de Beaurenard stands as a testament to the rich winemaking history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With a focus on tradition, respect for the land, and meticulous craftsmanship, the Coulon brothers continue to produce wines that showcase the region’s terroir and embody the essence of this esteemed appellation. As they honor their ancestral legacy while embracing sustainable practices, Domaine de Beaurenard remains a beacon of excellence in the world of fine wine.

 

Domaine de Beaurenard's Wines

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard

    Southern Rhône Red Blend

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    Southern Rhône Red Blend

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau

    Grenache - Syrah

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

    Southern Rhône White Blend

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau Les Argiles Bleues

    Grenache - Syrah

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