Châteauneuf-du-Pape Mas de Boislauzon Cuvée du Quet Christine et Daniel Chaussy Information
About the domain
Situated in the eponymous lieu-dit to the north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de Boislauzon is now in the masterful hands of the 5th generation of the Chaussy family. The 25 hectares are spread over the Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10 hectares over 15 parcels) and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages (15 parcels) appellations. The vines are cultivated according to sustainable agricultural practices and 2012 was the first vintage to hold organic certification. Harvests are carried out by hand before and the grapes are sorted in the vineyard. The wines are appreciated for their aromatic depth and elegance.
About the cuvée
The brother and sister Daniel and Christine Chaussy have created a certified organic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Unsurprisingly, the harvest is done by hand and the grapes are very carefully sorted in the vineyards. Grenache (80%) and Mourvèdre (20%) are planted on sand, clay and stony soil. They are destemmed and then vinified with native yeasts. As for the ageing, this is done in vats and barriques. Powerful, but nevertheless with great finesse, the Cuvée du Quet pairs well with red meat and chocolate.
General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.