Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
75cl * Vegan & Organic * 13.5% ABV * Rhone, France
When one hears 'Chateauneuf-du-Pape', one thinks of full-bodied, earthy wines with spice and weight - and yet so often we're disappointed. Not so with Chateau de Beaucastel. The vines have been tended by several generations of the Perrin family and the 2016 Beaucastel underlines why these wines - and this winemaking family - are so great. Still in its youth, there's something sweetly seductive about the wine, with velvety tannins and a herbal-spicey streak, and its backbone and structure both convey a promising future.