Domaine Bois de Boursan

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône
People: Jean-Paul Versino, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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Domaine Bois de Boursan 2013 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC Login AG 90 WA (90 - 92) WS 91 <1 Case

Domaine Bois de Boursan, founded in 1955 by Jean Versino (Jean-Paul’s father), is a ten-hectare domaine with the entirety of its vineyards situated within the confines of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Working all of the permitted thirteen grapes for the appellation, the Versino family manages twenty-seven separate parcels of vineyards. 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. Further, the vinification is traditional to its core: the grapes for the red are not destemmed, the cuvaison extends for at least three weeks and the elevage in wood of varying size and age is eighteen months or longer. The wines, both red and white, are age-worthy.

Media Links
Decanter.com: In Focus - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
LarsCarlberg.com: Versino Châteauneuf

Reviews

  • Dom. Bois de Boursan 2013 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 90 (4/1/2016)

    Vivid ruby. Intense raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of lavender and allspice. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering appealingly sweet, spice-tinged red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors. In a suave and seamless style, showing very good focus to the dark-berry-fruit- and mineral-driven finish.
  • Dom. Bois de Boursan 2013 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (90 - 92) (10/29/2015)

    If you’re looking for classic, old school styled Chateauneufs, you can’t go wrong with the wines from Jean-Paul Versino. The same blend as the 2014 and still not yet bottled, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition offers tons of pepper and Provençal herbs in a medium-bodied, structured, meaty style. It’s more concentrated than the 2014, yet should still drink nicely on release.
  • Dom. Bois de Boursan 2013 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (11/15/2017)

    Shows lots of mature notes, with singed cedar, balsam, garrigue, tobacco and brick dust flavors all swirling around a core of dried cherry and red currant fruit. The long, sanguine finish lets everything glide through in harmony. Nicely done for the vintage. Drink now through 2027.