Châteauneuf du Pape

A powerful, full bodied wine with great aging potential.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 182018002136

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  • Vintage 2014
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Rhone
  • Alcohol 14%
  • Composition:
    85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% other red varieties
  • Winemaker Notes Domaine Bois de Boursan was founded in 1955 by Jean Versino and is now run by his son, Jean-Paul. It is a ten-hectare domaine situated in the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A powerful, full bodied wine which can be drunk in the early years but has a very good aging potential. This is a traditional wine with the taste of Châteauneuf du Pape of old. It can accompany all kinds of red meat and cheese.
  • Tasting Notes Incense and black cherries lead off the wine, followed by earthy notes complicated by strawberry and raspberry flavors. There is freshness and intensity present. Incense and black cherries lead.

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  • Vineyard More than 25 different parcels over 18 hectares of vines in almost all sectors of the appellation and on different soils. The soil is sandy near Rayas, which gives finesse, and clay subsoils in La Crau and near Cabrieres, which give power, and stony gravels near la Gardine which give power and aroma. The vines are 45 to 100 years old. All grapes of the Appellation, though not listed are used mostly field blended. Grapes are hand harvested in mid-September. The domaine is worked organically without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
  • Vinification Absolutely traditional and non-destemmed, which gives this wine its terrific texture and impact.The different varieties are co-fermented together according to the progress of the harvest in concrete tanks with temperatures rising to around thirty-three degrees Celsius. Minimal extraction by short daily pumping over a total twenty-five day cuvaison and pressed in an old basket press. The wine is matured twenty-two months in old 40 hl foudres. The wine is bottles unfiltered and unfined.

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