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A Pomerol red wine with an alluring freshness and finesse
Located within the Pomerol appellation, Chateau Beauregard boasts origins dating back to the 12th century and to the Knights Hospitaller, to whom we owe the famous Templar Cross (which became the emblem of the property) and who also cultivated at that time the lands of a Manor they owned.
The first vineyards were planted at Chateau Beauregard in the 18th century, and a line of successive owners has since developed its quality over the vintages, until it was recognized as one of the best wines of Pomerol.
The property is writing a new page in its history following its acquisition in 2014 by the Moulin and Cathiard families whose ambition has been to elevate the wines of this estate through major renovation work on the winemaking infrastructure.
Chateau Beauregard 2021 is a Pomerol wine that stems from a 17.5-hectare vineyard, certified in organic farming. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on a clayey-gravelly soil on the south-eastern edge of the famous Pomerol plateau.
The mild and particularly wet winter gave way to a dry March which favored an early budding of the vines. April was dry and sunny, marked by episodes of frost. The heavy rainfall in May and June slowed down the development of the vine. Flowering was recorded at the beginning of June under clement weather conditions. Although the cool weather throughout summer slowed down the veraison period, September was very mild.
Vinification and aging
The grapes are sorted manually before destemming, followed by an optical sorting. The grapes are placed in cold rooms to lower the temperature to 6°C. Vinification by plot with gravity-flow vatting in 22 temperature-controlled concrete truncated cone-shaped vats. Alcoholic fermentation between 26 and 28°C. Entire vinification in new 225-liter barrels. Vatting for 3 to 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in new barrels for the best vats. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrels (45% new) from 5 coopers. A selection of juices is aged in terracotta jars.
Chateau Beauregard 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%).