May 1st, 2016
Marc Perrin on the Importance of Terroir, Family and Future Generations (Provence Winezine)
We stood at the edge of his family’s vineyard at Château de Beaucastel, one of the most revered estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most prestigious appellation in the South of France. Located in the flattest part of the Southern Rhône Valley, it is one of the largest estates in that appellation with some 75 hectares of vines there and about 25 more in Côtes-du-Rhône. From the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vines hail some of the finest wines—both red and white—from all of Southern France, consistently boasting near perfect (and perfect) scores and in demand around the world.