Producer: Jean Pierre Boisson
Wine: 2014 Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Mirande
Varietals: 70% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 10% in remaining Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Terret Noir as well as a few whites.
Nose: The nose is delicate, marked by aromas of jammy red and black fruits, soft spices and wild brush
Palate: The mouth is expressive and well-rounded with a dominating taste of ripe fruits, embellished with hints of liquorice and spice. The finish is long and fruity.
Food: Braised leg of lamb, chicken tarragon and brie
Cellaring: Drink now or hold
Domaine Père Caboche - Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone
For centuries, Jean-Pierre Boisson’s ancestors have been both wine growers and blacksmiths. The family’s nickname “Caboche” derives from the old Provencal word for horseshoe nails, by which the estate is still known. Jean-Pierre is the former long-serving mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Today, he runs Domaine Père Caboche with his daughter Emile.
Jean-Pierre and Emile are proud to follow a traditional approach to winemaking that respects the environment and allows for the vines to grow naturally.