13 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD
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.
DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD
Daniel et Frédéric Coulon - BP 20 - Route d'Avignon
Tél. : +33(0)4 90 83 71 79-Fax : +33(0)4 90 83 78 06
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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!