Jean-Paul Versino at Bois de Boursan is one of the few growers who stick resolutely to traditional methods and his wines stand out for their wonderfully classical and typical Châteauneuf aromas. This is Châteauneuf as it used to be, as it always was, and not the modern, sweet and easy style that is now often produced in collaboration with the various consultant oenologues that plague contemporary French winemaking - so instead of mocha and coffee you will find lavender, garrigue, stones, ash and fresh, sappy fruit. Bois de Boursan wines are very aromatic, with tremendous texture and energy
- Andrew Guard
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% other varieties.
Persistent jammy red fruits, clove and lavender steadied by a ripple of acidity, vibrant perfume and superb length. Phwoar! Serve this with roast chook and pat yourself on the back for living your best life.