Châteauneuf-du-Pape Bois de Boursan Jean et Jean-Paul Versino Information
About the domain
Jean Versino and his father Jean-Paul work hand in hand on this family domain, created by the latter in 1955. Jean arrived in 1983, having abandoned his university studies, and helped his father expand the domain which has been managed from its inception according to the principles of organic viticulture. Today, the 13 grape varieties permitted in this appellation’s specifications are cultivated here in 27 plots over ten hectares. On average, the vines are fifty-years old and are never treated with pesticides. This father and son duo let the Mistral do its work; the wind being capable of cleaning the vines. Reputed among professional critics, their wines are matured for 18 months in different wood and are never filtered, underlining their great typicity.
About the cuvée
Châteauneuf-du-Pape white wines may be quite rare but with this cuvée the property has created a masterpiece of freshness, elegance and refinement. White grapes are fermented at a low temperature to preserve the intensity of their aromas. The wine is then matured in vats for six months (a small amount of wood adds a degree of complexity through the process of micro-oxygenation). The palate is full and creamy with delightful volume. Freshness and a saline finish give the wine aromatic persistence and make it ideal for pairing with food.
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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.