Introduction to French Wine In Rhone Valley From Domaine Boissonnet
Introduction to French Wine In Rhone Valley From Domaine Boissonnet
Oct 27, 2020

It was in 1990 that Frédéric Boissonnet took over the family estate. The 17th-century house located in Serrières (Ardèche) in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, hides vaulted cellars, restored with passion where our Saint Joseph and Condrieu are raised.
On the steep hillsides which overlook the Rhône valley, we work nearly 11 hectares of vines (10 hectares in AOC Saint-Joseph and 1 hectare in AOC Condrieu) with the greatest respect for the terroir and control of yields.
 
 

Domaine Boissonnet AOP Saint Joseph Emisphere Blanc 2018

The white Saint Joseph represents barely 5% of the wines available throughout the appellation. With regard to red wines made from Syrah, the majority. All the more reason to discover Boissonnet's Emisphère en blanc cuvée. Pleasure and greed are at the rendezvous of the tasting for this beautiful white wine between aromatic fruity and floral. Mineral and fresh, the mouth is a model of balance. A beautiful cuvée of white “St Jo” to taste with cheeses from the region (Picodon, Saint Marcellin). Or accompanied by a baked fish. To be served relatively cool between 8 and 10 degrees to ensure tasting in the best conditions!

The white “Emisphère” cuvée from Boissonnet is made up of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne. Fresh fruit (pear), white flower (jasmine) and dried fruit (almond) await you for a delicious tasting. Please note: the quantities available for this white Saint Joseph are limited.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 8 C - 10 C. Good match with cheeses from the region (Picodon, Saint Marcellin). Or accompanied by a baked fish.

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Domaine Boissonnet, AOP Condrieu Blanc, 2018

This cuvée is made from a single hectare plot, planted in the Ardèche commune of Limony. Frédéric Boissonnet uses the Viognier grape variety here to enhance it. The Condrieu de Boissonnet is thus made from 100% Viognier.

By the glass, this great white wine will display a golden and luminous color. The nose reveals a wide range of yellow and white fruits, with a gourmet hint of exotic fruits. The mouth is mineral, ample, with a good length carried by the freshness. 

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 8 C - 10 C. Good match with fish cooked in sauce!

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Domaine Boissonnet, AOP Saint Joseph Emisphere, 2018

The Saint Joseph rouge de Boissonnet is the result of a blend of two, particularly distinct and complementary terroirs. The vines on the highlands of Serrières are balanced with the Syrah on the granite slopes of Saint Désirat. The latter are marked by maturity and beautiful southwest exposure. This vintage of Rhône Valley wines is a delight to share in its early youth. Intense and rustic nose, gourmet chews are the ingredients of success. In terms of food and wine pairings for tasting, choose a nice piece of red meat from the butcher.

Second Emisphère en Saint Joseph cuvée by Frédéric Boissonnet, it fully justifies its vintage status. On the nose, the wine displays small black fruits with spicy notes. On the palate, the salivating freshness finds its balance with very crunchy tannins. 

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Doe steak with honey

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