Everything we know about Laurent Charvin’s wines for now has been posted here! Laurent Charvin is one of the greatest producers in all of France, crafting great Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône unlike almost any others in these Appellations, bringing incredible freshness and elegance to the rich natural taste of the terroir.
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée: Rouge. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache 85%, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Vaccarèse, around 5% each. About: a classic of the Appellation and an outstanding southern French wine, an outstanding example of Grenache Noir. Every year the wine gets better and fully reflects the vintage. It’s fabulously rich, yet always refreshing and very elegant. Always … Continue reading Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Who: Laurent Charvin. What: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône. Where: Orange, Vaucluse. When: Since 1850. The Story This small Domaine of 8ha of Châteauneuf and 15ha of Côtes du Rhône produces some of the finest and most elegant wines in the south of France. It’s one of the few estates in the Rhône valley that … Continue reading Charvin
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!
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
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
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
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 Bois de Boursan