Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 2 580
Lot 21
  • Beaucastel; Châteauneuf-du-Pape; 2001; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 500 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 580

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2001
1 (1 x 1) 750ml

Château Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family and has become one of the most famous wines of France. Unusually all 13 permitted grape varieties are grown, although it is Mourvèdre often makes up a third of the final blend. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape is renowned to age extremely well for a number of decades.

Organic Certification
Both farmed and made according to organic practices, certified by ECOCERT (mostly Europe) and other organisations.
Certified organically grown grapes - no use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Use of certain cover crops, methods of soil care, and other specified vineyard care.
Wine made according to strict standards - use of approved, organic yeast, and no added sulfites or other specified additives. Does not imply that the wine is vegan (allows for specified fining agents (including egg whites) and enzymes). In certain regions this is extended to chaptalisation and acid addition.

Critics Ratings

‘Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvèdre-dominated cuvée. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.’ - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 96/100 (Feb 2004)

‘This has fleshed out nicely, beginning to show secondary notes, with mesquite, incense and black tea now emerging from the fleshy, bundled core of plum sauce, cassis and blackberry preserves flavours. A dark tarry note on the finish is offset nicely by a mouthwatering sanguine hint.’- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Nov 2011)

Provenance

Private Client

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