2010 Château Beauchêne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Chateau Beauchene Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Chateau Beauchene produces 3 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape white wine.
Chateau Beauchene Vignoble la Serriere is made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The wine is aged for 12 months in used, French oak barrels before bottling. The production is limited with about 175 cases of wine produced per vintage.
Chateau Beauchene Grande Reserve is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre. The vines average between 50 to 100 years of age. The terroir a mix of galets and sand. The wine is aged using a small portion of new, French oak casks, while the remainder of the wine is aged in used, French oak barrels and tank for 18 months. The production is on average about 800 cases of this wine per year.
Chateau Beauchene Hommage a Odette Bernard is culled from the best barrels that would normally be placed in the Grande Reserve. The wine receives an extended period of barrel aging as well. The wine is produced from blending 85% Grenache with Mourvedre. The terroir a mix of galets and sand. The wine is aged using a small portion of new, French oak casks, while the remainder of the wine is aged in used, French oak barrels and tank for 18 months.
Chateau Beauchene la Serriere Blanc is made from a blend of 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 20% Clairette. On average, the production is close to 125 cases of wine each vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Beauchene with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Beauchene is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Beauchene is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Beauchene is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
The white wine of Chateau Beauchene is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Chateau Beauchene also produces 4 red Cotes du Rhone and 2 white Cotes du Rhone wines.