Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard White
The 2018 vintage was marked by abundant rain that brought welcome relief to the Provençal vegetation that was able to recover after a particularly dry summer in 2017.
Combined with high temperatures during the growing season, this humidity resulted in unprecedented levels of mildew in the vines and consequently very low yields.
Fortunately the frequent use of essential oils and plant based tisanes, together with our biodynamic practices and a magnificent autumn, limited the damage
and enabled us to bring in superb grapes.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock,
round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.
Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together. A blend of 6 white varieties, mainly Clairette and Roussanne.
WINEMAKING AND MATURING
The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Long, gentle pressing, co-fermentation in small oak foudres. Matured for 6 months in these same foudres.
Made from old vines of different varieties growing together, with moderate yields, the Boisrenard white is characterized by its beautiful smoothness
and notes of salinity. A highly distinguished wine.
Technical sheet (in pdf)