2019 Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

A vibrant and spicy Grenache-based blend from an organic producer.




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.

Winemaker Jean-Paul Versino amongst his vines
Winemaker Jean-Paul Versino amongst his vines
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

This is Châteauneuf as it used to be, as it always was, and not the modern, sweet and easy style that is now often produced in collaboration with the various consultant oenologues that plague contemporary French winemaking - so instead of mocha and coffee you will find lavender, garrigue, stones, ash and fresh, sappy fruit. Bois de Boursan wines are very aromatic, with tremendous texture and energy.

65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% other varieties. The age of the vines is 40-80 years. Yield: 28 hl./ha. It is matured in big 9000 ltr wooden casks for about 18 months.

Blend : Grenache (65%), Mourvedre (15%), Syrah (15%), other varieties (5%)
ABV : 15%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Domaine Bois de Boursan
Domaine Bois de Boursan
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

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