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Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin label image

Château de Beaucastel is one of the leading estates of Châteauneuf du Pape, an important appellation in the Southern Rhône. This is their top wine, a super-selection made only in the best vintages, entitled Hommage à Jacques Perrin, named after the deceased father of the two brothers, François and Jean-Pierre, who now run the estate. They indicate their intentions by declaring the wine a Grande Cuvée, although this term has no legal definition. Some details about where the estate can be found are given (Sté Fermière des Vignobles Pierre Perrin au Château de Beaucastel Courthezon). Beaucastel wines are bottled at the property (Mis en bouteille du Château).