Domaine Bosquet des Papes Tasting Notes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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The Boiron family first invested in Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards in 1860. The current owner, Nicholas Boiron, joined the family business in 1995.

Nicholas Boiron respects the tradition of the appellation but has modernized the winemaking practices and he continues to make technical improvements.

The majority of his vines are in the northern end of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in top lieu-dits including Mont-Redon. Nicholas pursues freshness and elegance in the fruit and looks to get away from the big tannins.

The “Tradition Rouge” is a blend of 75% Grenache, 11% Mouvèdre, 11% Syrah and 3% Vaccarèse, Counoise and Cinsault. The wine is made in traditional concrete vats and then aged in large oak barrels.

The “Chante le Merle” Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mouvèdre from vines that are 80 to 90 years old. It is also made in the traditional manner and aged in large oak barrels with 15-20% aged in new half hogsheads.

Domaine Bosquet des Papes wines are repeatedly well reviewed in “The Wine Spectator” in the USA.

Wine Price
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Tradition Rouge” 750 ml $65.00
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Tradition Rouge” 375 ml $39.50
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Chante le Merle” Vieilles Vignes 750 ml $92.50