2019 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape "Chante le Merle" Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

Elegant, plush, soft and fresh, with a strong floral essence which is accompanied with a nice sweetness to all the red fruits. Silky, refined, soft and generous with a gorgeous sense of purity to the fruits in the finish.



The wine blends 85% Grenache with 15% Mourvèdre.

The vines are close to 100 years of age. The vines are planted in the Barbe d’Asne, les Brusquieres, Montredon and Pignan lieu-dits. The berries are not destemmed and the grape varieties are co-fermented.

The wine is aged in a combination of foudres, demi-muids, and tanks. On average, close to 1,000 cases are made each year.


Since 1860, this domaine has been handed over from father to son by the Boiron family. For five generations, the philosophy of “Bosquet des Papes” estate is to produce laying down wines, meaning that they can be kept for many years, thereby respecting the traditions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. The domaine is now run by Nicolas Boiron and his wife Jeanne-Claire

Most of the wooden vessels in the cellar are foudres but they are using more and more demi-muids maybe by influence of Philippe Cambie.

The domain covers about 40 different parcels, a total of 32 ha of which 3.5 ha are Cotes du Rhone. The average age of the vines is about 50 years. A 3.5 ha plot with vines aging around 100 years are used for Cuvée Chante le Merle.