Producer: Domaine Boissonnet
Wine: 2013 Saint-Joseph White
Varietals: 80% Marsanne, 20% Rousanne
Nose: Complex aromas of honey,white fruit and hints of hazelnut
Palate: Full-bodied, light tannin on the finish
Food: Spicy seafood, fowl, goat cheese
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2020
Domaine Boissonnet, Serrieres - Northern Rhone
The Boissonnet family has been in the town of Serrieres in the district of Ardeche since the 17th century. The family house and the underground cellars date back to the year 1600. The first cellar was restored by André Boissonnet, and the second cellar was found by accident in the 1990's by his son Frederic, who is the current winemaker.
Frederic uses both cellars as the perfect place for aging their production of Saint Joseph and Condrieu. 1990 was an outstanding vintage as well as a turning point in the life of the domaine, which at the time was only comprised of five acres of red Saint Joseph: Frederic vinified his first cuvees as he took over the domaine that year. The domaine grew to 22 acres with Saint Joseph white in 1994 and Condrieu in 1995.