Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape masterfully balances elegance and power, offering a refined, silky profile with floral and spice notes.
Domaine Bois De Boursan Chateauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone
Chateauneuf du Pape’s newest vintage combines elegance with power to create this highly impressive Bois de Boursan. It’s a classic, quintessential Chateauneuf du Pape that will enchant you from the very first sip.
This family-owned winery was founded by Jean Versino in 1950. It started as a small project of artisanal-crafted wines, and today, the artisanal side remains, but the size and quality have increased significantly.
Bois de Boursan has 25 acres of vineyards planted with all 13 different grapes allowed in the appellation. The magnificent terroir of different types of soils like stones, clay, sand, sandstone, and limestone contributes to rich and complex wines. The vineyard is managed with sustainable and organic practices.
The winery might be young, but the estate has an impressive history. The Château was built by the order of Pope Jean the 12th and was used as a summer residence for over a century. It suffered the consequences of World War II when it was partly destroyed, but resilience is the best word to describe the family, and they managed to rebuild the entire property and transform it into an award-winning, flagship estate. The Versino family says, “Our wines are the fruits of knowledge passed down through generations. Mixed with a faith in the vines and cultivated with scrupulous care for the environment.”
This wine was aged 18 months in different types of barrels, made using a Grenache-dominant blend. Flowers, licorice, kirsch, and spice open up the wine. Refined, silky, medium-bodied, and with a freshness that provides lift and length, you find olive tapenade and spice that complicates the red berry-filled finish. The fruit is so ripe, this will be delicious on release. Drink from 2022 – 2033.