Domaine de Beaurenard has been a consistent critical darling over many, many years in the business like when they graced the Thanksgiving cover of Wine Spectator the year before last. The importer has been after me for years to ‘work’ more with their wines as he puts it.
Vinification: It all begins with a meticulous selection of grapes. In the cellar only the first juices, elegant and aromatic, are retained. Vinification is conducted with respect for the astral calendar, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature, followed by thoughtful blending and a period of rest in bottle.
At each and every stage the Coulon family is attentive to the balance of the wine. BiotifulFOX carries their signature: an audacious triptych of fragrance, delicacy and minerality.
Varietal Composition: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan
Domaine de Beaurenard has been a family-run estate for eight generations. Today, brothers Daniel & Frédéric Coulon and Daniel’s sons Victor and Antonin are dedicated to produce the most essential expressions of this historic region, long sought-after by discerning collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Domaine de Beaurenard has been producing certified biodynamic wines on more than 80 acres of this celebrated terroir since 2010. Domaine de Beaurenard is also established in the up and coming Rasteau Appellation with 60 acres and in Côtes du Rhône with 25 acres both also certified biodynamic.
In addition to the timeless Domaine de Beaurenard facilities, the Coulon family is developing a range of certified biodynamic wines made from grapes sourced in friends’ vineyards in the Rhône region. “We have seen great potential to develop and expand our activities, and portfolio while keeping our philosophy and values intact,” says Victor. This promising project led by the new generation is expanding the Coulons expertise to exciting, and new wines.