The Domaine de Beaurenard, owned by the Coulon brothers, is a family wine estate that has been present in the department of Rhône for 7 generations. The Domaine de Beaurenard is located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and extends over 32 hectares of vines - 25 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 6 hectares in the Côtes-du-Rhône, then 25 hectares for Rasteau. Daniel and Frédéric, nicknamed the Coulon brothers, are the new owners of the estate. They succeeded Paul and Régine, and preserve a viticulture that respects ancestral traditions. The vines are on average 45 years old, and the yield of Châteauneuf-du-pape ranges from 15 to 35 hectolitres per hectare.
"To make good wine, you need good grapes."
The Domaine de Beaurenard owns 32 hectares of vines in the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. 28 hectares are used for the production of red wine grapes and 4 hectares are reserved for the production of Châteauneuf du Pape white wine. The vines are divided into 25 separate plots and a large part of their Grenache is planted in the locality of Cabrieres. They have a terroir with clay, limestone and large stones in the soil. They have old vines, with part of the grenache dating back over 100 years. The Domaine de Beaurenard also has 15 hectares of vines in the villages of the Côtes du Rhône and 62 hectares of vines in the AOC Rasteau. While the Domaine de Beaurenard cultivates the 13 grape varieties authorised by the Rhône in its red wine, the main grape varieties used in the blend are : Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and minuscule quantities of Counoise, Muscardin, Terret and Vaccarese.
For their Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, they mainly use Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Picardan and Picpoul in the blend. The vineyards of Domaine de Beaurenard are planted with vines that are nearly 45 years old.
At Domaine de Beaurenard, they practice traditional vine management and winemaking techniques. Indeed, since the 2010 vintage, the Domaine de Beaurenard has adopted an approach to vineyard management based on organic and biodynamic agriculture. They also plough several of their vineyards with horses.
The grands crus of Domaine de Beaurenard are available for purchase on Comptoir des Millésimes.