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The Wines of Provence – Tricolour

The Wines of Provence - Tricolour by Göran BomanFor over 20 years, the sommelier Göran Boman has been a member of the Swedish association for wine tasting and wine studies. In his book The Wines of Provence – Tricolour, a total of 57 producers and 340 wines are covered, making this probably the most comprehensive book on wines in Provence today.

About Château Grand Boise, he writes (extracts):

“A wine estate that has excellent vineyards that provide ripe grapes with fresh acidity and a state-of-the-art winery. All wines in all three colours are characterized by distinct pure aromas and with long aftertaste that often ends with salinity/minerality. The white wines impressed with their Rolle character, especially the Jadis wine with its concentration. The rosé wines differ positively from the wines usually found in the appellation. Since many parcels have relatively young vines, the quality will increase even more in the future, but already this is one of the top producers in Provence.
Tasting notes of the wines follows, since all wines had a very long aftertaste, it is not repeated for each wine:

Chateau Grand Boise White 2018: Chateau Grand Boise Blanc made from Vermentino (Rolle). Fermented in raw concrete tanks and demi-muid barrels, aged for 5 months in raw concrete tanks. A fresh nose with white flowers, citrus, peach, and spice like pepper and anise. A rounder wine with fresh acidity, good body and concentration. On the palate you will find citrus and peach.
Jadis White 2017: Jadis is also made from 100% Vermentino (Rolle) but from special parcels. Fermented in demi-muid barrels and concrete eggs, aged in demi- muids and concrete tanks, produced only in small quantities. The wine has a strong round creamy nose with citrus, white pepper, and notes of new oak. On the palate it has a larger body and concentration, while the acidity is still fresh. Aftertaste with mineral. The most concentrated Rolle wine I have tasted so far.
Cuvée 1610 White 2017: 1610 made from Vermentino (Rolle) and Semilion, which are both co-harvested and co-fermented, comes from a special parcel of only 1 hectare. Fermented and aged in amphoras and demi-muid barrels, sur lie for 9 months in the demi-muids. On the nose citrus, lime, white flowers, spice like pepper and roasted nuts and a small hint of mineral like Riesling petroleum. On the palate a fresh acidity, good concentration, a citrus-like attack with roasted nuts on the finish.

Sainte Victoire Rosé 2018: Chateau Grand Boise Rosé made from Grenache 50%, Syrah 40% and Cinsault 10%. Direct pressed and fermented in stainless-steel tanks. The wine has a very pale colour, which was characteristic of the vintage. The nose is floral, white peach and citrus. A fresh wine with fresh acidity, on the palate citrus and with a saline minerality in the aftertaste.
Jadis Rosé 2018: Jadis made from Grenache 80% and Syrah 20% from special parcels. Fermented and then stored in stainless-steel tanks, amphoras and demi-muid barrels. On the nose you will find red fruit, peach, orange, white pepper but no oak flavours. A round wine with fresh acidity and fresh taste with citrus and mineral.

Sainte Victoire Red 2017: Chateau Grand Boise Rouge made from approximately equal parts of Syrah and Grenache and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented in raw con­crete tanks, 70% is then stored in demi-muid barrels and the rest in concrete tanks. Fresh nose with dark fruit such as blueberries, blackcurrants, cherries, spice from garrigue and hints of oak flavours with vanilla. Rather soft tannins, fresh acidity with a taste of fresh berries and liquorice. Can be stored for 2 – 3 years but the wine benefits from its freshness and should be consumed relatively young.
Cuvée 1610 Red 2017: 1610 made from Syrah 70%, Grenache 20%, and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, from special parcels. Seventy per cent is fermented in demi-muids and the rest in concrete tanks, aged in demi-muid barrels and concrete tanks. The wine has a strong purple red colour. A powerful and both fruity and spicy nose with dark berries such as blackberries, black pepper, mint and with a hint of oak. Tough tannins, rather full-bodied, fresh acidity and with a young fruity taste with liquorice. Should be stored for a few years.”

There is much more… Read the whole story: pages 1-2, pages 3-4.

Publié le 21 septembre 2019 dans English,Front Page,Press

Bettane & Desseauve 2020 Wine Guide

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide“The cellar, whose modernization has just been completed, and the wines, precise and nicely shaped, are exactly in the image of this place at once beautiful, modern and untamed.”

Chateau Grand Boise White 2018: 15 /20
Sainte Victoire Rosé 2018: 15 /20
Sainte Victoire Red 2017: 15.5 /20
Jadis Rosé 2018: 16 /20
Cuvée 1610 White 2017: 16.5 /20
Cuvée 1610 Red 2017: 17.5 /20

Publié le dans English,Front Page,Press

Wine Enthusiast – July 2017

Wine Enthusiast
Latest tasting notes

Jadis Rosé 2016: 93 pts
Cuvée 1610 2015: 92 pts
Sainte Victoire Rosé 2016: 91 pts
Sainte Victoire Red 2015 : 90 pts



Publié le 9 octobre 2017 dans English,Front Page,Press

Wine Enthusiast – July 2016

Wine Enthusiast

Sainte Victoire Rosé 2015: 92 pts
High-altitude (up to 1,800 feet) mainly north-facing vineyards give this wine its intense character. It is crisp, tight, mineral and concentrated. Acidity cuts through, making this wine right for seafood and spicy Asian cooking. The aftertaste continues this fresh, textured character.

Jadis Rosé 2015: 93 pts
The top rosé from old vines at Grand Boise, this is a ripe, well-structured and balanced wine. The fruit is right up front, raspberries and red plums along with a lightly herbal element. The high-altitude vineyard (up to 2,000 feet) gives a cool, crisp aftertaste to this impressive wine.

Tasting notes by Roger Voss

Publié le 20 octobre 2016 dans English,The Wines

2017 Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide

Guide Bettaner et Desseauve 2017

Sainte Victoire Red 2014: 16.5 /20 – Editor’s choice
« Blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, peony, mocha, it’s an true aromatic explosion in the mouth. Fresh, dense and generous, with fine tannins. Full-bodied and long, this wine has charm.
Sainte Victoire Rosé 2014: 14 /20
Chateau Grand Boise White 2015: 14.5 /20
Cuvée 1610 2014: 15 /20

Publié le dans English,The Wines

Wine Enthusiast – December 2015

Wine EnthusiastTasting notes by Roger Voss

Cuvée 1610 2012: 92 pts
This is a big, rich and extracted wine. The tough tannins need to soften further, with a powerful core of dryness. As it develops, the wine will reveal more of the rich red fruits and juicy final acidity that are there. Drink from 2017.

Sainte Victoire Red 2013: 91 pts
This structured, ripe wine shows great potential. It has spicy red fruits, blackberry and currant flavors and a dense, tannic structure. Juicy acidity gives freshness at the end. Drink from 2017.

Jadis Rosé 2014: 90 pts
Herbal and fruity aromas lead into a ripe, while still dry wine. Mint and spice characteristics goes with the red-plum fruits to give a textured wine that also has some weight. The aftertaste is perfumed and crisp.

Chateau Grand Boise White 2014: 90 pts
This is a perfumed, rich and balanced wine, with yellow fruits cut by fresh lemons. A light tangy texture gives an attractive lift. Drink now, although the wine will be better from late 2016.

Sainte Victoire Rosé 2014: 89 pts
This is a fresh, strawberry-flavored wine with a crisp, dry aftertaste. An attractive tangy character gives life and brilliance. Ready to drink, it is a real apéritif wine.

More tasting notes

Publié le 9 décembre 2015 dans English,The Wines

Passion Palaces – Rosé wines

Passion Palaces 2014Passion Palaces, the « Palaces of the French Riviera » group magazine, is disbributed in all rooms and suites of the palaces of the Riviera, from Saint-Tropez to Monaco. In the Summer 2014 issue, Passion Palaces magazine put the focus on Rosé wines.

« Star of the summer season on holidays and terraces everywhere, rosé wone finally gets its moment in the sun after a major refurbishment to the vineyards of Provence. Sommeliers from Riviera’s grandest establishments pick their favorites. »

For Thierry Bastard – chef-sommelier in the Royal Rivera, 5-star hotel at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat  :

Château Grand Boise –  Jadis rosé 2012 :
« Among the multitude of rosé wines available around the world, I feel the Provence region is where the finest of these wines is produced. What I look for in a rosé is nice freshness, a richness of fruit, and great aromatic elegance. It also needs to be refreshing.

Rosé wine can be enjoyed at any time of the day – as an aperitif, accompanying a meal, but also during the afternoon. Rosé is the ultimate summer wine and the perfect companion for good times spent around the barbecue, at lunch, and even for gourmet dining.

Of the numerous wine estates in Provence, my favourite this year enjoys a stunning location facing the Sainte Victoire mountain near Aix en Provence, in the Trets district: the Chateau Grand Boise. They produce wines of all three colours, of which two are rosé. Their vineyards, worked organically, are situated at altitudes of between 300 and 640 meters on clay-limestone and pink marble which all contri¬butes to their rosé wine’s pleasant freshness and aromatic palette.

The Jadis wines of Cotes de Provence Sainte Victoire appellation result from the blending of two grape varieties, with 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache. Jadis has the particularity of being matured in 500-litre barrels, which affords the wine great finesse and a pink appearance with subtle salmony reflections. You’ll find aromas of red fruit, white peach and fine spices. The mouth-feel is full-bodied, with a wonderful freshness and lingering finish. To me, Jadis is the perfect rosé to accompany any meal, and one that can easily be enjoyed at other times of the day. »

Publié le 15 septembre 2014 dans English,Press

The Grand Tasting 2012

Château Grand Boise will be present at the Grand Tasting,
« the festival of the best wines » by Michel Bettane et Thierry Desseauve,
… in Paris, at the Carrousel du Louvre,
… November 30 –  December 1, 2012.
Château Grand Boise is to be found at Espace Dégustation n° 49 (Tasting area 49).

>> visit the website…

Publié le 13 novembre 2012 dans English,Exhibitions

2012 Vinisud exhibition

Château Grand Boise will be present at the 2012 Vinisud, the International Exhibition of Mediterranean Wines and Spirits, February  20-22, 2012.

Come and meet us in the CIVP area : Hall 10 – booth 10D23

Contact Grand Boise – David de Rugeriis – Tel. +33 (0)4 42 29 22 95

Publié le 14 février 2012 dans English,Exhibitions

The Grand Tasting

Château Grand Boise will be present at the Grand Tasting,
« the festival of the best wines » by Michel Bettane et Thierry Desseauve,
… in Paris, at the Carrousel du Louvre,
… December 2 & 3, 2011.
Château Grand Boise is to be found at Espace Dégustation n° 89 (Tasting area 89).

>> visit the website…

Publié le 20 novembre 2011 dans English,Exhibitions

Château Grand Boise in the palaces of the Riviera …

Passion Palaces

Passion Palaces, the « Palaces of the French Riviera » group magazine, is disbributed in all rooms and suites of the palaces of the Riviera, from Saint-Tropez to Monaco.

In its Spring/Summer 2011 issue, Passion Palaces consecrated a four-page article on Château Grand Boise. It starts with thses words:

« Nestled in the hills of Pagnol is an estate that produced the best Provence wine during the heyday of the Nationale 7, the major road running from Paris to Menton. Backed by wooded hills, and facing towards the Montagne Sainte Victoire which inspired Cézanne, the Château Grand Boise, long dormant, is reawakening its past nobility. »
Read the whole article (bilingual english/french)

Publié le 1 juin 2011 dans English,Front Page,Press

Exhibition Jeanne La Bura and Christiane Doisy

From the 7th of April to the 10th of May  2011 …. at Maison Grand Boise (Rousset, near Aix-en-Provence)…
Paintings and sculptures by Jeanne La Bura and Christiane Doisy

Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Maison Grand Boise, Tel. +33 (0)442 247 306
Vernissage: 7th april at 6:00 p.m.
See access map

Publié le 14 avril 2011 dans English,Exhibitions

Paris Exhibition : Made in Provence

Please, come and meet us at the first exhibition « MADE IN PROVENCE ».

April 2-3, 2011 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris
(99 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1)
All the best of  the art of living in Provence : wines, gastronomy, flavours, tourism…

Visit the website

Publié le 25 mars 2011 dans English,Exhibitions




Château Grand'Boise

Chateau Grand Boise
1536 Chemin de Grisole - 13530 Trets-en-Provence - France
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