Châteauneuf du Pape “Cuvée des Felix”

Exotically perfumed and distinctly wild.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 18201800156

  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Rhone
  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • Composition:
    75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
  • Winemaker Notes The wines of Bois du Boursan are a result of a knowledge of several generations combined with a faith in the vineyard cultivated with scrupulous concern for the environment.
  • Tasting Notes Deep ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dark fruit preserves, vanilla, smoked meat and incense. Distinctly wild, with intense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and suggestions of succulent herbs and floral oils. Less feral than it was showing last year but this is still on the sauvage side. Finishes sweet and long with a lingering note of spice cake.
  • Press WS 95, WA 93-95
  • Vineyard 27 parcels of very old vines over 18 hectares in all sectors of the appellation. The average age of the vines is in excess of fifty years. The domaine is worked organically without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Most vineyards are at around 100m altitude and gently slope south, south-east or south-west; the climate is Mediterranean with the mistral wind to cool, dry and concentrate; all vines are bush trained and worked organically and meticulously.
  • Vinification The vinification is traditional to its core: the grapes are not de-stemmed, the cuvaison extends for at least three weeks in wood of barrels of varying size and aged eighteen months or longer. Whole bunch fermentation, wild yeasts, keeps extraction to a minimum, presses using an old basket press, élevages the wine for nearly two years in large old oak barrels and bottles unfiltered and unfined.
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