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Southern Rhône, France

Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Félix 2011


Blend:
Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre, Syrah etc
Colour:
Red
Body:
Full
Style:
Dry
Organic Status:
Organic
Alcohol:
14.38% (Number on label may differ)
About:
Special cuvée from 100 year old vines. Made traditionally. Whole bunch & long ageing in old oak barrels gives dark complexity and intensity. One of the world’s greatest!
Tasting Notes:
Vintage Notes:
2011 is an abundant year of very good, juicy, fruit-forward wines, a bit similar to 2000 and 2006. There was early heat and drought, followed by an unusually cool and wet July, then a normal August, albeit with more rain, and a warm, dry September and October. Such mixed conditions required constant hard work in the vineyards to manage yields and health - so quality is not uniform but the best producers have made excellent wines, not too concentrated but fresh and full of ripe fruit.
Vineyards:
From two parcels of the oldest vines of the Domaine on different soils: sandy near Rayas, which gives finesse; and from galets roulés on clay subsoils in La Crau, which give power. The vines are 100 year old vines. Grapes are hand harvested in late September.
Winemaking:
Absolutely traditional: non-destemmed, which gives this wine its terrific texture and impact, varieties co-fermented together according to the progress of the harvest in concrete tank with temperatures rising to around 33ºC. Minimal extraction by short daily pumping over; a total 25 day cuvaison; pressed in an old basket press. The wine is matured 22 months in 5 to 8 year old French oak barriques from various barrel makers. The wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Closure:
Cork
Production:
5,000 bottles (417 cases)
Product Code:
BOB11FLX
Price:
¥12,960 / bottle SRP inc. tax

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