2019 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape "Tradition" Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

A blend of spring flowers and garrigue on the nose . The dark red berries come though on the nose and palate. Soft, fruity, fresh and juicy, the wine is already such a treat in your glass. The finish loads you with with its melange of red fruit and olive.



Bosquets des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape "Tradition" comes from a blend of about 75% Grenache with 11% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and various grapes in the blend. The terroir is rocks, stones, sand, and clay. The vines are located all over the appellation as you will see.

The vines are planted in the Barbe d’Asne, Bois de Boursan, le Bosquets, les Esqueirons, les Gardiole, la Grandes Serres, Mont Pertuis, Mont Redon, Pignan and les Terres Blanches lieux-dits. The wine is aged in foudres, demi-muids and tank for 12 months. The production is close to 3,400 cases per 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.