Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard Red
The 2018 vintage was marked by abundant rain that brought welcome relief to
the Provençal vegetation that was able to recover after a particularly dry
summer in 2017. Combined with high temperatures during the growing season,
this humidity resulted in unprecedented levels of mildew in the vines and
consequently very low yields.
Fortunately the frequent use of essential oils and plant based tisanes, together
with our biodynamic practices and a magnificent autumn, limited the damage
and enabled us to bring in superb grapes.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock,
round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.
Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together, predominantly Grenache.
WINEMAKING AND MATURING
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in conical vats, foudres and barrels.
Made from old vines of different varieties growing together, with moderate
yields, Boisrenard is characterized by the silky weave of its tannins and its
generous fruit. A wine of immense depth.
Technical sheet (in pdf)