Grapes: 45% Clairette, 35% Grenache Blanc and 20% Bourboulenc
Bosquet des Pape's history started in 1860, with the first investments in local vineyard by Emmanuel Boiron. His son, Joseph-Victor, then his grandson Joseph followed his footsteps and create the “Clos Chantemerle” entity in 1936.
Maurice re-named the estate in 1966 to BOSQUET DES PAPES. The family then owned 27 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape. Bosquet des Papes are like many estates in the southern Rhone, spread out over the appellation. In all, their vines are located in more than forty separate plots in Chateauneuf du Pape. They own old vines with the average age of their vines close to 50 years.
1.5 hectares of the 27 are dedicated to white wines, which is aged in a combination of new and used demi-muids.
'This has a bright pale golden core with an oily texture. On the nose are some subtle aromas of barrel ageing like baking spice, hints of leather, tar, smoky minerals, fine mediterranean herbs and candle wachs - a very complex and intriguing wine. Medium-bodied and balaneced on the palate with ripe yellow fruit with savoury spices and herbs. This is delicious and layered and works with a white range from fish to white meat. A real treat!'