Domaine Bois de Boursan 2019 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Domaine Bois de Boursan 2019 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Item Number: 16974

UPC: 0-811644011297

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 65% Grenache / 15% Syrah / 15% Mourvedre / 5% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone clay with river stones (80%) and sand (20%)
Case Production: 3,300

Vineyard Notes: Fruit is sourced from 35 to 115-year-old, Gobelet trained vines in the La Nerthe, Blaquiers, Chemin de Sorgues, Font du Pape, Nalys, Saint Georges, Cabrières, and Pieds de Bauds lieux-dits in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Harvest is entirely manual, usually in late September to early October.

Winemaking Notes: The classic red of the domaine accounts for approximately 85% of the annual production of the estate. Following 10% destemming, the grapes ferment spontaneously in 70% concrete vats and 30% stainless steel tanks. Cuvaison lasts 20-25 days. Grapes are pressed in a vertical basket press. The wine is aged for 24 months in neutral oak foudres and is bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Notes: This wine has superb energy and an incredible length of flavor. The nose is complex, which expresses floral notes, red and black berry fruit, thyme, honey and lavender. There’s a sense of controlled wildness here that embodies the house style, with a silky entry leading to a finish of fine tannins which dance across the tongue. Though it is remarkably seductive for a young Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this should blossom with time in bottle as all of Jean-Paul’s wines tend to.

92-94pts (2020 Vintage) Jeb Dunnuck 11/11/2022
"The 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and the rest a mix of Counoise, Cinsault, and other varieties. Tasting like the essence of Provence with its ground pepper, herbes de Provence, leather, and exotic spice-driven aromas and flavors, it's medium to full-bodied and offers building tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish."