Châteauneuf-du-Pape is ruby-red. Sweet and supple in texture. Notes of sage and licorice on the nose. A complex palate mineral-laced with red currant, crushed raspberry, floral, and dark berries. Suggestions of licorice and white pepper. The tannins are smooth and the mid-palate offers a singular freshness. Provençal herbs, floral, and cherry notes linger on a long, penetrating finish along with nutmeg and ginger. Excellent with roasted meats and stews, particularly lamb. Also pairs nicely with barbecue and dishes with spices such as garlic, rosemary and thyme. The blend of red is 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault.
Manual harvest with sorting in the vineyard and the cellar. Pressing on pneumatic press, vinification at 17°C in thermoregulated stainless steel vats, malotactic fermentation is blocked. 20% of the blend is vinified and matured in barrels for 6 months.
Domaine la Boutinière was founded in 1920 by Félix Vidal. This family-owned company is now run by fourth-generation winemaker, Frédéric Boutin, who has been the owner and winemaker since 1997. Domaine la Boutinière has 27 acres of vineyards in eight different parcels within Châteauneuf-du-Pape, including the Crus of La Crau, Le Boucou, Coste Froid, and Roumiguière. Vines are an average of 70 years old and the wines are produced from all 13 grape varieties allowed in the Châteauneuf appellation and organic practices.
Domaine La Boutinière has 27 acres of vineyards in 8 different parcels within Châteauneuf-du-Pape, including the Crus of La Crau, Le Boucou, Coste Froid, and Roumiguière. The vines, which average 70 years old, grow at an elevation of 394 feet above sea-level on clay and limestone soils covered with large quartz pebbles called “Galets”.