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CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE, 2021

PRIMEURS - LIVRAISON 2024

" Darkly herbaceous, spicy and fragrant nose. Supple, fruity, dynamic and lively, it has a lively, pulsating initial energy that settles into notes of green pepper, eucalyptus and cedar, as well as licorice and clove that then dominate the finish. It starts off well, with such pace, and you can tell the fruit has been well worked with silky, fine tannins. It has density and chew, which I like, as well as structure and a backbone of overall finesse. Great potential here. " - Decanter

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICIATION 4th Grand Cru Classé in 1855
GRAPE VARIETIES 57% cabernet sauvignon, 38% merlot, 3% petit verdot et 2% cabernet franc
2021 VINTAGE Chateau Beychevelle expresses itself on the 2021 vintage "A technical year that has given us some nice surprises in the glass! On tasting, Beychevelle 2021 is remarkable for its freshness and intensity. The bouquet is an explosion of ripe red fruits: wild strawberries, raspberries, red currants. The palate is supported by a beautiful tannic structure, silky, powerful and complex, reminiscent of the noble and elegant character of the great Saint-Julien. "
WINEGROWING The winter is mild, and Château Beychevelle is spared the frost episodes that occur in April and May thanks to its proximity to the Gironde estuary. The months of May, June and July were marked by rainy episodes and temperatures on average below the seasonal norms, leading to the development of mildew. August and September were sunny and allowed the grapes to reach optimal maturity.
WINEMAKING Vinification by the traditional method in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is carried out. The wines are aged in French oak barrels, 70% of which are new.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Regular price 75,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 90 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 250,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL Gravelly soil

 

Histoire et anecdotes

Château Beychevelle is a prestigious Cru Classé with a history dating back to the 16th century. Powerful families lived in, especially Jean-Louis Nogaret de la Valette, the First Duke of Epernon and Grand Admiral of France, who bought the estate under the reign of Henri II. According to the legend, ships that would pass ahead of his Château had to lower their sails as a sign of allegiance, that is why it was named Beychevelle: “lower sails”. Nowadays, Grands Millésimes de France (Castel and Suntory Group) own the estate.
CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICIATION 4th Grand Cru Classé in 1855
GRAPE VARIETIES 57% cabernet sauvignon, 38% merlot, 3% petit verdot et 2% cabernet franc
2021 VINTAGE Chateau Beychevelle expresses itself on the 2021 vintage "A technical year that has given us some nice surprises in the glass! On tasting, Beychevelle 2021 is remarkable for its freshness and intensity. The bouquet is an explosion of ripe red fruits: wild strawberries, raspberries, red currants. The palate is supported by a beautiful tannic structure, silky, powerful and complex, reminiscent of the noble and elegant character of the great Saint-Julien. "
WINEGROWING The winter is mild, and Château Beychevelle is spared the frost episodes that occur in April and May thanks to its proximity to the Gironde estuary. The months of May, June and July were marked by rainy episodes and temperatures on average below the seasonal norms, leading to the development of mildew. August and September were sunny and allowed the grapes to reach optimal maturity.
WINEMAKING Vinification by the traditional method in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is carried out. The wines are aged in French oak barrels, 70% of which are new.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL