VINEYARDS // 32 ha in CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE AOC, 25 ha in CÔTES DU RHÔNE AOC and CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES RASTEAU. Varieties: 13 (mainly Grenache plus Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, etc.). Culture raisonnée principles have long been applied to underscore the terroir’s expressiveness, with great respect for nature and the environment.

CELLAR // grapes all hand-picked, sorted and destemmed. Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless-steel and truncated wooden vats. Caps punched, long vattings times, ageing in recent oak barrels and large barrels.

WINES // CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE WHITE • Beaurenard: a rarity and family speciality. Vinified in stainless-steel vats and barrels. Roussanne, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc • Boisrenard: very old vines with low yields (15-20 hl/ha). Vinified and aged in new and recent barrels. CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE RED • Beaurenard: blend of our terroirs. Yields always low. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels and large barrels • Boisrenard: very old vines (a century for the oldest). Very low yield (15-20 hl/ha). Aged in barrels for 18 months. CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES RASTEAU RED: Terroir ; stony, chalky-clay slopes and terraces. Grenache/Syrah blend. • Les argiles bleues: selection from a specific terroir of blue clay. Long vattings times. Aged for 15 months in new small barrels. CÔTES DU RHÔNE RED ET ROSÉ: same approach for both colours, including total hand-picking and sorting. VIN DOUX NATUREL RASTEAU RED: only in great years. “Ridiculous” yield, fortified on the skins, aged for 18-24 months in barrels.


Daniel et Frédéric Coulon - BP 20 - Route d'Avignon
84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tél. : +33(0)4 90 83 71 79-Fax : +33(0)4 90 83 78 06
Email : paul.coulon@beaurenard.fr
Blog : http://beaurenard.over-blog.com

Living for laughter

What an ambience… Daniel and Frédéric Coulon look like the world’s happiest growers. To tell the truth, it’s hard to imagine them in a bad mood, such is the warmth of their welcome and the resounding good cheer in their voices. In fact, everything about them is upbeat. And when they declare in unison that they want to “convey fruitiness, minerality and freshness in their wines”, you say to yourself that that’s exactly what you see in them: an appetite that bathes their lives, an uprightness that shapes them, and a friendliness that gives them zest. You also say to yourself that this, without a doubt, is the Coulon “family spirit”. Fostered by parents who gently passed on the taste for wine and thus the desire to continue the work accomplished on the estate. Fostered by the past that is now inspiring their father to write his memoirs under the affectionate gaze of his children, who have asked him to “especially tell the little stories of everyday life”, the ones that have lit their lives so brightly. Fostered by the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven the family for generations: the grandfather built the network of customers all over France, the father calculated exactly what he could sell and therefore how much he could investing in upgrading the estate; the sons have always thought “there was still something to be achieved” (going organic in all their vineyards, among other things). Fostered, lastly, by their empathy with the estate staff, where each employee tends the same vines all year round, as if they were his own. And the two brothers are filled with joy when one of them says: “Look how beautiful my vine is!”. The Coulons’ wines are surely a jolly lot!