Domaine du Pere Caboche Jp Boisson Chateauneuf du Pape 2011
Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf du Pape 2011 is an impressive blend of 13 varietals: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, and other white grape varietals, including Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Picpoul that is havested by hand from 60-70 year old vines and aged for 12–14 months. This beautiful Rhone offers fresh, expressive aromas of ripe strawberries, currants, sweet spices, bay laurel and black pepper on the nose. On the palate, flavors of black fruits, licorice and spice with excellent balance and finesse, highly integrated tannins and refreshing minerality with good length on the finish.
For generations my family has been both wine growers and blacksmiths. My father Théophile Boisson was orphaned when he was only three years old, hence he was unable to train to as a blacksmith. Fortunately his mother helped foster a keen interest in grapes and wine, that led to him becoming a wine maker. The family nickname of “Caboche” derives from the old Provencal word for horseshoe nails, by which our estate is still known.