Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Dom. Bois de Boursan
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Dom. Bois de Boursan - 2020

Item # 32888 750mL

What we have here is a very traditional, full-bodied, incredible Châteauneuf. Raised in large oak vats, it is loaded with black fruit and forthright tannin. There's a good amount of cherries and musk and fresh tobacco on the palate. This is a bottle for you if you're looking for a Châteauneuf that isn't merely drinkable today, but truly shines in its youth.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

It was my grandfather’s birthday and I needed something special to toast his 84th year during our birthday Zoom call. My first thought was to choose something big, bold, complex, and with lots of character and history. Since Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the very first French wine appellation and is considered a benchmark of the southern Rhône, I chose it from the shelf. This bottle of ruby red shows off the rich, raspberry, plum flavors with some leathery, peppery spices. The bouquet opens up after some time and leaves the taste of sour cherries on the palate. Perfectly pairs with pork chops, crispy duck, parsnips, and chicory salad with hazelnuts and blue cheese.

- DK

Glossary

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both characterized by significant percentages of Grenache, while in Tavel and Lirac the grape is used to make...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and fleshy character to blends - but Mourvèdre also shines on its own as a varietal wine.

Shiraz

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations include Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, and St.-Joseph. In the southern Rhône, look to the village...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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