About this winery
In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine’s reputation around the world. A notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentions “Bois Renard”, which over time has become “Beaurenard”. It has been a family-run estate for seven...
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Notes about product
A selection of the best slope and terraced parcels, characterised by a marvellous blue-clay and chalk soil which imparts great depth and minerality to the wine. Varietal mix: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
The grapes are destemmed, lightly crushed and fermented with natural yeast and undergo long vatting in order to fully extract the concentration achieved in the vineyards. Les Argiles Bleues has naturally dense tannins and undergoes maturation in new oak foudres for 15-18 months. This produces concentrated wines of finesse and elegance. The wine is bottled unfiltered at the estate, then stored in our underground cellar at constant temperature.
An inexhaustible reservoir of mineral elements, Argiles Bleues is a wine of great finesse. A superb marriage of plush, juicy fruit, fine, delicate tannins, and phenomenal minerality.