Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 26
  • de Beaurenard; Châteauneuf-du-Pape; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 200 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2009
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Domaine de Beaurenard has been a family-run estate for seven generations, tending the unique soils of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in the southern Rhône Valley. Brothers, Daniel and Frédéric Coulon are the current custodians of Beaurenard and maintain the long-standing family traditions. The property is planted to all 13 permitted grape varieties, and produces both red and white wines. All 60 hectares of the domain are cultivated organically (Ecocert certified) and biodynamically (Demeter certified).

Biodynamic Certification
Farmed and made according to biodynamic practices, and certified by Demeter or Biodyvin. Based on the knowledge that the soil, plants, animals and farmers work together in one agricultural cycle. Only a certified organic producer can be considered for Biodynamic certification.
Demeter have rules on growing and vinification is stricter than organic certification – for example, less use of copper sulphate per hectare, and the requirement for natural yeasts for fermentation.
Similar to organic farming, biodynamic farming uses no synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Biodynamic farming works to achieve soil health through the use of compost, animal and green manures; diversified crop rotations; and incorporation of livestock. However, the two agricultural systems differ in that biodynamic farmers rely on eight specific preparations for the soil, crops and compost to enhance soil and plant quality, and to stimulate the composting process. The eight preparations, designated by their ingredients or by numbers 500 to 507, are made from cow manure; silica; the flowers of yarrow, chamomile, dandelion and valerian; oak bark; and the stinging nettle plant. A ninth prep, often referred to as 508, is made from horsetail and is used for fungal disease.

Critics Ratings

‘Shows nice grip, but is also accessible now, with licorice and warm pebble notes embedded in the core of crushed plum, fig and cassis. There's a flash of bitter orange on the finish.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Oct 2011)

‘Attractive liquorice notes on the nose. Dense, this tasted as though there was more than 10% Syrah – perhaps the liquorice was also due to the 10% Mourvèdre? Firm style of Châteauneuf but not too severe. There is fruit here and good balance. Vigour and vibrancy here. Not too alcoholic.’ - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20 (Oct 2010)

Provenance

Restaurant Mosaic

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