About the wine
Clay/ limestone soils with galets roulés (rolled stones). Traditional vinification in thermoregulated concrete vats. Two-thirds destemmed. Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Pigeage, délestage and rémontage. Fermentation lasts 28-35 days typically. Ageing in large oak foudres and demi-muids for 12-18 months.
About the producer
The Boiron family have been a vignerons for five generations. In 1860, Emmanuel Boiron invested in Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards; his son, Joseph-Victor created the “Clos Chantemerle” in 1936. With his son Joseph, who joined him in 1923, they thus ensured the wine production continuity, durability and quality. Generations followed one another, extending the estate while keeping in mind a concern for the preservation of the terroir. Maurice and Josette considerably increased the estate and created in 1965 the “Bosquet des Papes” domaine, extending then to over 25 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards. In 1995, Nicolas, Maurice’s son, joined the family business, while acquiring 3 hectares of Côte du Rhône and 4.5 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards.
Today the vineyard is divided as follows: 27 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape (red), 1.5 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape (white) and 3.5 hectares of Côtes du Rhône (red and rosé). The numerous plots are divided on soils whose geological formation dates back to the quaternary age for the pebble content and the secondary and tertiary age for the sedimentary content: red sandstones, rolled pebbles, brown earth, sands – all of it over a clay and limestone subsoil. This diversity is the basis of their wines’ complexity and typicity. With Jeanne-Claire, his wife, Nicolas holds much respect for tradition, in tandem with modernity and technical improvements as well as the preservation of the environment. He is built like a Rugby forward and his wines have a tendency to be like him!