"Dark red rose colour. Heady, rather burgundian style with excellent freshness. Very complete and precise. Great refreshment value. Very much a twenty-first-century rather than twentieth-century wine. Already very enjoyable."
Producer: Jean Pierre Boisson & Emile Boisson
Wine: 2015 Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Mirande
Varietals: 65% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre, 8% in remaining Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Terret Noir as well as a few whites
Food: Braised leg of lamb, chicken tarragon and brie
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2027
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.