Bourboulenc

Bourboulenc is a white wine grape variety found mostly in the French regions of Southern Rhône, Provence and Languedoc. It's prone to rot, ripens rather late, and generates tight clusters of jumbo grapes. Strong, smoky citrus, floral, and herbal notes dominate the palate, but the right level of ripeness must be achieved in order for this to happen. Bourboulenc is a high yield grape. It is high acid and low alcohol. Most of the time, Bourboulenc is used as a blending grape and is often paired with Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. You can find Bourboulenc from the following French regions: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, Côtes du Ventoux AOC, Lirac AOC, Tavel AOC, Vacqueyras AOC, Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône-Villages AOC, Bandol AOC, Cassis AOC, and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC. It is a dominant grape variety in La Clape/Coteaux du Languedoc. Bourboulenc is an extremely old grape variety that is thought to have originated in Greece, where it is known as Asprokondoura Read more »

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  • Southern Rhône

      Located along a southeastern section of the Rhone River, this area is home to prestigious ...

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      Located along a section of the Rhone river in southeastern France, this is really two regi...

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  • Tavel Domaine Maby la Forcadiere Rhone 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk ... ... and the rest a mix of bourboulenc, carignan, clairette, grenache blanc, mourverde, syrah and piquepoul. I started my bottle last night with my supper of tuna salad and I did enjoy it. It is not too dry and there is a lot of a cherry and strawberry style frui... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Who needs CA? Just too hard to source over here, and waaaay too pricey. ... ... ... white featuring the Bourboulenc grapes that do so well on La Clape.  Ch des Karantes, Bergerie 2013 Languedoc Blanc (£11.50 from Stone, Vine & Sun) beautifully combines the aroma and nerviness of Bourboulenc on the nose with the weight of Marsanne on the palat... Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes du Rhone "Saint-vincent" 2012

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    This "entry level" white Cotes-du-Rhone from a well-known Gigondas producer hits well above its price-point; I love the white garden flower nose and tisane-like notes (Roussanne) on the palate along with sweet pear. There is a youthful stem acerbity, but some cellaring may offset this feature of the wine. Very impressive for the price! 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by minocencio


  •  27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda RdIt is well-evident that there is ... other white grapes are Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanc, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Picardin, Piquepoul Blanc and Ugni Blanc. However, plantings of these other grape varieties in Australia are highly limited.The inaugural Game of Rhones showcase highlight the imbalanc... Read More

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  • Louis Bernard Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2012

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    If you like the fatness and easy-drinking balance of Southern Rhone wines, this is the wine for you; slightly smoother and richer than the 2011, its blend of Grenache Blanc (dominant) Bourboulec and Viognier has peach, apricot and some floral notes with some rose petal on the palate. The finish is fairly short but expected and therefore satisfy... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône 2010

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    Vibrant black pepper and leather notes on the nose, over rich red fruit. On the palate, a nice peppery edge to the red and black berry. Good minerality. Nice wine. 87 pts.5/18/13 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2009

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    This 2009 Blend of Counoise, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Grenache & Syrah from Rhone, France is excellent. Good Ruby-red color with a tight rim variation. Fruit notes of plum and fig with a hint of cocoa and tobacco. It has a long finish on the palette with mid acidity. This wine has not peaked and will mature nicely over time (2019-2024). Best served ... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2009

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    Wine review by ElChamucoBlanco


  • Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2009

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    This is a great wine for the money... One that I will buy again! Read More

    Wine review by nmtwo


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