Located in the north of Chateauneuf du Pape, not far from the ancient Roman city of Orange, Mas de Boislauzon is managed by Daniel and Christine Chaussy. Daniel and Christine, brother and sister are the sixth generation in their family to manage the 22 acres of Mas de Boislauzon. Aside from vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape, Mas de Boislauzon also possesses 15 hectares of vines in Cotes du Rhone. The domaine takes its name from the vineyard location where their oldest Mourvedre vines are planted.
The estate practices biodynamic farming techniques. In 2012, Mas de Boislauzon were certified agriculture biologique. With 6 generations of wine making in the family, the wines produced today at Mas de Boislauzon today are stunning examples of what Chateauneuf du Pape does best.
Like many Chateauneuf du Pape growers, the vines of Mas de Boislauzon are located in different sectors spread across the appellation. Most of their terroirs are sand, loam and limestone, and some are littered with rocks. Their oldest, prized vines are the Mourvedre, which on average are a respectable 70 years of age.
Sorting takes place in the vineyard and again at the cellars of Mas de Boislauzon. They do not destem the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in traditional cement vats. Generally speaking, the grape varieties are fermented separately, although some of their Grenache and Mourvedre are co fermented in the same vat. Wines are aged in tanks and small oak barrels, depending on the wine, and the variety.
The remarkable 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a stunning bouquet of spring flowers, cranberries, black raspberries, blueberries, forest floor, incense and bouquet garni. The wine builds incrementally in the mouth, and the finish lasts nearly a minute. This amazingly full-bodied, gorgeously pure Chateauneuf du Pape has everything one could desire in a dry red wine. Enjoy it over the next 20+ years. #203Oct 2012
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