Domaine Bosquet des Papes

Jeanne-Claire and Nicolas Boiron
Route d'Orange 18, 84232 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 233
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 13.30-18.30.
Mail: bosquet.des.papes@orange.fr
Web: http://www.le-bosquet-des-papes.com

Since 1860 the Boiron family has made wine at the property. Through 5 generations the domain has been handed over from father to son.

The 2nd generation Joseph-Victor Boiron (1875-1949) took over in 1890. 
From 1936 he called his domain "Clos Chantemerle". Since 1966 the name has been "Bosquet des Papes". This name was chosen by Maurice Boiron, who has retired. Nicolas Boiron and his wife
Jeanne-Claire carry on the family traditions.

The cellars were built in three steps in 1978, 1983 and 1994-95.
Nicolas Boiron wants to produce a traditional Chateauneuf du Pape.
"The philosophy of "Bosquet des Papes" estate is to produce laying down wines, meaning that they can be kept for many years, thereby respecting the traditions of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines... They will reach their peak after 6 or 7 years."
Most of the wooden vessels in the cellar are foudres but they are using more and more demi-muids maybe by influence of Philippe Cambie.

The domain covers about 40 different parcels - a total of 32 ha of which 3,5 ha are Cotes du Rhone. The average age of the vines is about 50 years. 3.5 ha - 100 years old - are used for Cuvée Chante le Merle.

The wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
75% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault. 
Aged in foudres or demi-muids for 12-18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vielles Vignes
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 
The vines are 60-70-years-old
Aged for 18-20 months in foudres or demimuids of which 10-15% are new. 

Chateauneuf du Pape A la Gloire de mon Grand-Père
98% Grenache. Aged in tank, foudres or demi-muids for 12-18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Folie
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. 90-100-years old vines
Aged in new foudres  for 12-18 months (Folie: “madness” or “craziness”).

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
45% Clairette, 35% Grenache Blanc and 20% Bourboulenc.
20% fermented and aged in new demi-muids for 6-8 months.

Cotes du Rhone
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault.
50% matured in tank and 50% in fordres or demi-muids.

Cotes du Rhone Le Rosé de Zaza
60-70% Cinsault, 10-20% Grenache,10% Syrah and 10% Carignan.


.Nicolas Boiron. April 2015

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