Domaine de Boissan is located in Sablet in the Rhône Valley, and has been passed down through five generations of winemakers, making it among the oldest in the southern Rhone. Christian Bonfils, with support from his wife Cathy (formerly of Pommard), now guides the nearly 50 hectares of vines here with a wise and restrained eye. Farming practices remain conscientious of the effects upon the earth. Only organic fertilizer is added to the soil, which is mechanically maintained, and grapes are handpicked at harvest. Christian prefers to make his wines in a more traditional style; they are marked by a delicate approach to fruit.
Domaine de Boissan | ‘Vieilles Vignes,’ Gigondas, France 2016 (Half Bottle)
Powerful and generous nose, with prune aromas, while the palate is heady & mellow.
- Vintage-year: 2016
- Sub-region: Gigondas
- Region: Rhone Valley
- Country: France
- Grape-variety: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
- Color: Red
- Size: 375ML
- Price-range: $10-25