Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Reserve 2021
Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Reserve
Region: Gigondas, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 65% Grenache 25% Syrah 7% Mourvèdre 3% Cinsault
Deep-garnet in colour, this wine has a layered nose of blackberries, wild herbs and violets, with hints of pepper spice and cocoa. On the palate, it is full-bodied and excellently structured with velvety tannins, juicy acidity and a long, complex finish.
26 hectares of vines, which are up to 75 years old and lie at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. He has identified three distinct soil types at different altitudes within his vineyards: marl at 250 - 300 metres above sea level; sandy clay at 200 - 220 metres; and blue clay at 170 metres. These offer the potential for varying ripeness levels and fruit characters in the wines. All the vines are cordon trained for optimum exposure and ventilation of the grapes, and the fruit is hand harvested and subject to rigorous selection. Julien is in the process of converting his vineyards to organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Described by Jeb Dunnuck as “the Chambolle Musigny of the Rhône”, Domaine des Bosquets is today run by Julien Bréchet. Since taking over the family domaine in 2006, Julien has made a name for himself as one of the rising stars of Gigondas, with Josh Raynolds asserting that Julien “has quickly climbed to the top tier of not just the Gigondas quality ladder, but that of the whole Rhône Valley