The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2014 is an exceptional cuvée from Château de Beaucastel and is one of those vintages that will last for decades to come.
Château de Beaucastel’s first vintage was in 1989. Since then, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape has become a mythical wine with exceptional character and uncompromising.
The estate is located on the northern limit of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. It has an exceptional terroir consisting of rolled pebbles with a clay-sand soil on top of limestone. The Hommage Jacques Perrin 2014 reveals all the character of the vines, the old vineyards, soil and climate of this sub-region the Rhône Valley.
Mourvèdre is the signature grape variety in the exceptional Châteauneuf-Du-Pape "Hommage Jacques Perrin". Jacques Perrin had worked with a passion to promote this forgotten variety of the Rhône Valley because it is so difficult to grow.
The 2014 vintage was a year noted for its strong climatic contrasts, but it was a balanced vintage for Château de Beaucastel. The grapes were at their perfect ripeness at the end of a late growing season. When they were harvested in October, they were full of pigments and good aromatic potential.
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2014 is brilliant and expressive. Its aromatic bouquet offers pure fruit with concentrated black fruit notes that then evolve into truffle and spicy scents. In perfect harmony, the wine unfolds on the palate to offer a full body that emphasises the smooth, elegant tannins. The acidity balances beautifully with the creamy mouthfeel. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2014 is a truly successful vintage that is one of the classics that contribute to the legend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.