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Marc Perrin : « This 2009 reminds me of Chateau de Beaucastel 1985 which is today the best example of Beaucastel you can have. »

29 novembre 2011 No Comment
An interview with Marc Perrin about the 2009 Red Chateau de Beaucastel which has been recently released.

Voir la Video en français : "Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 par Marc Perrin"

How would you describe the newly released 2009 Red Chateau de Beaucastel ?

Marc Perrin: "First of all, 2009 is a specific and historical vintage for the Perrin Family. This is the 100th vintage of my family who purchased Chateau de Beaucastel in 1909. And to celebrate this milestone, we went back to the historical colors of the crest of Mr de Beaucastel's arms for the new label. Moreover, Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 also has the "Famille Perrin" logo printed on the label. In that sense, it shows a strong dedication to an absolute respect for the terroir, to organic viticulture as the only way to grow grapes that express a sense of place, to a craftmanship viticulture, to a family-owned and most importantly family-run company that only believes in long term."

Any major characteristics for 2009 ?

Marc Perrin : "2009 is a great vintage which was quite warm but, as we got a lot of rain during the winter, the vines did not suffer from hydric stress. The major characteristics of this vintage is the quality of the tannins. They are soft, velvety and luscious. 2009 was also an indian summer vintage as we had a beautiful weather in September and October. It allowed us to wait before harvesting the late grape varieties, Mourvedre and Counoise, and to obtain a perfect ripeness. In fact, each of the 13 historical grape varieties we still continue to grow at Chateau de Beaucastel were harvested in perfect conditions. "

Any recommandation when to taste it ?

Marc Perrin : "Of course, with these polished and luscious tannins, Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 will age beautifully. It really reminds me of Beaucastel 1985 which is today the best example of Beaucastel you can have. But at the same time, this vintage 2009 is also very good since the beginning. It won't go into a closed face as some other vintages do. Wines at Beaucastel age nicely and great vintages age slowly. So let's say this Beaucastel 2009 will last for 30 to 40 years ! "

Watch the Video : "Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 by Marc Perrin"

(You can reach the writer at info@vitabella.fr)

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