2017 Vacqueyras, Dom. La Bouissiere, Rhone, France 6x75cl IB

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Domaine La Bouïssière has been run by brothers Thierry and Gilles Faravel since 1990. Nine hectares of vines are situated just below the famous Dentelles de Montmirail, making them some of the highest in Gigondas. This elevation permits a long growing season, adding elegance and freshness to the traditional richness and body of the appellation.
Everything is hand-harvested, the bunches are then partially destemmed and lightly crushed, before fermentation in concrete or stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts. The wines are aged in an eclectic mixture of small oak barrels, 600 litre demi-muids and larger oak foudres. There are also some new 17 hl cement, egg-shaped vats.
In 2017, the flowering was more successful in the higher altitude vineyards below the Dentelles de Montmirail giving Thierry a decent-sized Gigondas crop. Given the ripeness of the fruit, extraction was careful with less pigeage and lower fermentation temperatures (28C-29C maximum) than normal resulting in a fine range of rich yet elegant wines.
"50% Syrah, 42% Grenache, 8% Mourve?dre. From 2 parcels, La Ponche and Bel-Air, on the lower slopes of Vacqueyras, where the soil is made up of galets, clay and sand. 80% of the fruit is destemmed and 80% of the wine is aged in a mixture of demi-muids and foudres and 20% aged in a 17hl cement egg shaped vat. A delicious rich wine full of black fruits, carefully extracted tannins and a fine, long, fresh finish. Drink 2020-2025."
Charles Taylor MW March 2019

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