Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 96264
  • ST93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS94
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Winemaker's Notes

"Inky ruby. Impressively ripe nose offers an exotic bouquet evoking raspberry, kirsch, incense and fresh flowers. Smoky red fruit flavors are complicated by garrigue and framed by chewy tannins. Finishes gripping and long, with lingering red fruit character and a suggestion of smoked meat. This is really complex."
-International Wine Cellar 91-93

Learn About Bosquet des Papes

Winemaker"s since 1860, the Boiron family knows a thing or two about their craft. It began Emmanuel Boiron who married into a well-know winemaking family and continued with his son, Joseph-Victor, in 1890. Joseph-Victor had his work cut-out for him thanks to phylloxera that wiped out his father"s vines. Years later, in 1936, Joseph-Victor deposed the name ‘Clos Chantelmerle"; the...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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