Bois de Boursan information posted!

Everything we know about Bois de Boursan’s wines for now has been posted here! Jean-Paul Versino is one of the few remaining producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to work traditionally: a blend of all terroirs of the Appellation, very old vines, whole bunch fermentation with natural yeasts, minimal intervention and long ageing in foudre. He consistently produces … Continue reading Bois de Boursan information posted!

Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Félix

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée: des Félix. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache 75%, Mourvèdre 20%, Syrah 5%. About: both of Jean-Paul’s grandfathers were called Felix. He created this blend in 1995. In a blind tasting by collectors of 15 year-old 1998’s (a great year), published in the Wine Advocate in 2013 (but not tasted by Parker), the 1998 … Continue reading Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Félix

Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée: Tradition. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache Noir 60 to 70% depending on the vintage, Mourvèdre around 10%, Syrah around 10% and all the others notably Cinsault, Counoise, and Vaccarèse. About: the way Châteauneuf-du-Pape used to be. As traditionally made as it gets, and all the more elegant for it. The key elements are … Continue reading Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition

Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée: Blanc. Colour: White. Grapes: Grenache Blanc 35%, Clairette 35%, Roussanne 15% and Bourboulenc 15%. About: a classic blend of both grape varieties and soils, this white is all about the elegance that comes from working traditionally to express terroir purity. Quite different from most modern white Châteauneuf-du-Papes (or single varietal wines).. Vines … Continue reading Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Domaine Bois de Boursan

Who: Jean-Paul Versino. What: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône. Where: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse. When: Since 1955. The Story Jean-Paul Versino is one of the most affable and enthusiastic vignerons we know. He’s also one of the few remaining producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to work traditionally (a blend of all the terroirs of the Appellation, very old vines, whole bunch fermentation … Continue reading Domaine Bois de Boursan