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 2012 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC Login WA (89-91) AG 90 In Stock

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 2012 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) (10/1/2013)

    Moving to the 2012s, the straight 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) has outstanding potential with beautiful ripeness, medium to full-body and a rich, rounded profile. Leafy herbs, pepper, underbrush and hints of meatiness are just some of the aromas here and while it should be reasonably approachable on release, it should evolve gracefully for over a decade. Drink 2015-2022.
  • Dom. Bois de Boursan 2012 'Tradition' Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 90 (2/1/2015)

    Deep ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, olive paste and smoky minerals, along with hints of cola and licorice. Plush and creamy on the palate, with juicy boysenberry, cherry liqueur and mocha flavors picking up a spicy quality with air. Velvety tannins build through the finish, which lingers with good tenacity and appealing sweetness.