About the Wine
Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of France's premier winemaking subregions, found in the Southern Rhone, renowned for its rich souls which frequently produce powerful reds that can cellar for years and years. The vast majority of red wines are made predominantly from Grenache.
This is the main red produced by Domaine Bois de Boursan, equating to around 85% of their annual production, and the Domaine's vineyards are certified organic. The grapes are not destemmed prior to fermentation, which can impact the tannin and even the aroma of the finished wine.
Following a three-week fermentation, the wine then rests in barrels for around eighteen months, before it is bottled unfiltered. Expect a spicy, floral and fruity wine with subtle tannins.
About Domaine Bois de Boursan
Domaine Bois de Boursan was established in 1955 by Jean Versino. For the first thirty or so years of its existence, the wines were sold in bulk to merchants, who then sold them to the public under their own labels. Yet this practice mostly changed when Jean's son, Jean-Paul, took over the winemaking duties.
Domaine Bois de Boursan oversees 16 hectares of vines which are spread out over 27 individual parcels in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape subregion of the Southern Rhone. The Domaine achieved organic certification in 2011, even though it had farmed this way for decades anyway.
Domaine Bois de Boursan produces mainly red wines from Grenache, as well as a small amount of white wine.