Grape Varieties : Grenache, Syrah. Vines : 15 to 65 years. Organic Farming. Manual harvest in whole clusters without destemming. Ageing in concrete tanks prior to bottling.
Nose of red fruits, shrubland, black pepper and leather. Full bodied, ripe red fruits, fine tannins, a round ample finish. Drink it now or over the next 10 years. Pair it with red meats, lamb braised with thyme, hard pressed cheeses.
The Domaine de Boissan vineyards are situated in the area of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux. It is one of the oldest domaines in the Vaucluse, established around 1700.
The owners, Cathy and Christian Bonfils, are both from families who have been winemakers for generations. Christian is the 5th generation in Sablet and Cathy family is making wine in Pommard.
The first winery was built in the 19th century. It was enlarged in 1898 and then in 1934. Their new winery and cave were built in 1985 and additional cellars for the aging of wines were added in 2000.
The Red, White and Rosé wines are grown on 50 hectares of vineyards spread over various appellations, vin de pays, cotes du rhone, CDR villages or crus:
6 hectares of vin de pays de Ventoux,
2.5 hectares of vin de Pays de Vaucluse,
9 hectares of Côtes du Rhône,
3.2 hectares of Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret,
17 hectares of Cotes du Rhône Villages Sablet,
3.5 hectares of Vacqueyras,
12 hectares of Gigondas.
Cathy and Christian are vintners who work closely with each stage of wine production from winegrowing, through harvest, vinification and aging, ever conscious of the importance of terroir and respectful of Nature. Their white wine is certified organic, the red wine is in the process of conversion.