Château de Beaucastel takes its name from the Beaucastel family who lived in Courthézon (Vaucluse, Provence) in the middle of the 16th century where the winery was founded on the highly regarded terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Château de Beaucastel is one of the very first domaines to practice organic viticulture in the region and harvest grapes by hand only. The wines are matured in 500-litre oak casks and, after blending, are bottled without being filtered.
In blessed years such as 1999, conditions were so favorable that the Perrin family decided to make a special cuvée in honor of their father. The Château de Beaucastel “Hommage à Jacques Perrin” from those years is a super-concentrated style of wine based essentially on 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Cinsault.
There is a famous saying in the Perrin family stating that “Those fortunate enough to have this full-bodied, massive and layered wine on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, incredible aromatics of truffle, graphite, iron and black & blue fruits, will never forget it.”