Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone

Pere Caboche

Learn everything about Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property and information on the vineyards and winemakings. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine du Pere Caboche History, Overview

Domaine du Pere Caboche has a long history in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation that dates all the way back to 1652 when the property was owned by the Chambellan family. Through marriage and a dowry, the property passed to the Boisson family who still own and manage the estate today.

If you’re wondering how a winery owned by the same family uses a name other than their family name on the label, the explanation is charming and simple. Caboche is a translation for horse shoe nails which is related to the families previous occupation as blacksmiths.

It is important to realize that for most growers in the Southern Rhone, many families needed a second job as until recently, the wine were difficult to sell.

Domaine du Pere Caboche was officially established in 1950. Jean Pierre Boisson whose name appears on the bottles today has quite a history in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. Not only was the popular and energetic, Jean Pierre Boisson president of the Federation of Chateauneuf du Pape growers, he was also the mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape! A very busy man indeed.

Jean Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche owns 23 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 20 hectares are devoted to the production of red wine and 3 hectares are reserved for the white wine grapes.

The estates best vines are their 17 hectares located in the La Crau sector with its rocky, limestone soils.

Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche produces 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Tradition is a blend of mostly Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre. But depending on the vintage, you can find small amounts of Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Picpoul in the blend. The terroir is mostly rocks, stones and sand, with a sliver of limestone.

The vines are scattered in the Barbe d’Asne, la Crau, la Font du Pape, le Parc, les Plagnes, and les Serres lieux-dits. The wine is aged in a combination of traditional concrete vats and old, large, oak foudres for between 12 to 14 months. This well priced wine is easy to find as slightly more than 6,500 cases are produced each year.

Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Elisabeth Chambellan is produced from the estate’s oldest Grenache vines that range in age from 80 years to over 100 years. The wine is made from usually 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre. All of the grapes come from the la Crau vineyard.

The wine is aged half in foudres and 50% in concrete tanks for between 12 to 24 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. For a wine of this quality made from vines this old, this is a steal in the marketplace!

Jean-Pierre Boisson Domaine du Pere Caboche Blanc is on average a blend of 40% Roussanne, 40% Clairette, 10% Grenache Blanc and portions of Picpoul and Bourboulenc.

When to Drink Domaine du Pere Caboche, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine du Pere Caboche can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine du Pere Caboche is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-12 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Pere Caboche with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Pere Caboche is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Pere Caboche is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, grilled meats, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine Pere Caboche is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Jean Pierre Boisson Domaine Pere Caboche is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine du Pere Caboche Jean-Pierre Boisson also produces red and white wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf du Pape la Mirande is made for the top luxury hotel in Avignon, La Mirande. The wine is not exported and what is not sold to the hotel is offered in France.

Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf du Pape Elisabeth Chambellan V V Blanc is no longer in production.

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Jean-Pierre Boisson Wine Tasting Notes

29 Vintages 59,214 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
91
Wild strawberries, cherries, and peppery notes open the perfume. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, elegant, and fruity and will be quite easy to enjoy on release with all of its soft, kirsch and raspberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is made from a majority of Grenache with Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre planted in the La Crau lieu-dit. Drink from 2024-2030.

Wild strawberries, cherries, and peppery notes open the perfume. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, elegant, and fruity and will be quite easy to enjoy on release with all of its soft, kirsch and raspberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine is made from a majority of Grenache with Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre planted in the La Crau lieu-dit. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, forward, early-drinking, soft, fresh, herb-tinged, kirsch-oriented charmer that will be delicious to enjoy on release. I like the orange citrus accent that follows the kirsch notes in the finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

Medium-bodied, forward, early-drinking, soft, fresh, herb-tinged, kirsch-oriented charmer that will be delicious to enjoy on release. I like the orange citrus accent that follows the kirsch notes in the finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

52 Views   Tasted
2021
90
A touch of smoke, thyme, pepper, and red berries open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, and spicy with sweetness, and white pepper to add to its kirsch, and raspberry oriented finish. The wine is made utilizing a large percentage of 88% Grenache, with Syrah, and Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2029.

A touch of smoke, thyme, pepper, and red berries open the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, and spicy with sweetness, and white pepper to add to its kirsch, and raspberry oriented finish. The wine is made utilizing a large percentage of 88% Grenache, with Syrah, and Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2029.

51 Views   Tasted
2020
91
Strawberries, flowers and cherries show in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is silky, refined, fresh and delivers a core of supple-textured cherries and a light of chocolate in the finish with ease. The wine is made a majority of Grenache with Syrah and 5% Mourvedre planted in the La Crau lieu-dit.

Strawberries, flowers and cherries show in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is silky, refined, fresh and delivers a core of supple-textured cherries and a light of chocolate in the finish with ease. The wine is made a majority of Grenache with Syrah and 5% Mourvedre planted in the La Crau lieu-dit.

1,093 Views   Tasted
2020
91
Leafy herbs and cherries on the nose and palate, which is, polished, medium-bodied, fresh and fruity. The wine is made a large percentage of 88% Grenache with Syrah and a smidgeon Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2031.

Leafy herbs and cherries on the nose and palate, which is, polished, medium-bodied, fresh and fruity. The wine is made a large percentage of 88% Grenache with Syrah and a smidgeon Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2031.

1,281 Views   Tasted
2020
90
Soft, silky, elegant, and fresh, the wine is clean, pure, refined and loaded with sweet, vibrant, slightly, peppery kirsch and strawberries. This is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release. Drink from 2022-2030.

Soft, silky, elegant, and fresh, the wine is clean, pure, refined and loaded with sweet, vibrant, slightly, peppery kirsch and strawberries. This is going to be a pleasure to enjoy on release. Drink from 2022-2030.

1,107 Views   Tasted
2019
92
Definitely on the fruit side, with loads of strawberry, red cherry and kirsch on the nose and medium-bodied, soft, fresh sweet, elegantly textured palate. Open, forward and already accessible, this is going to be simply great to drink on release and over the next 10-15 years after that. Drink from 2022 - 2033

Definitely on the fruit side, with loads of strawberry, red cherry and kirsch on the nose and medium-bodied, soft, fresh sweet, elegantly textured palate. Open, forward and already accessible, this is going to be simply great to drink on release and over the next 10-15 years after that. Drink from 2022 - 2033

2,132 Views   Tasted
2019
92
Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, polished and fresh, there is a beautiful sense of purity and elegance here on the nose and palate, finishing with touches of licorice, spice, cherries, kirsch and red plums. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2035

Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, polished and fresh, there is a beautiful sense of purity and elegance here on the nose and palate, finishing with touches of licorice, spice, cherries, kirsch and red plums. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2035

2,176 Views   Tasted
2019
91
Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, forward and already open, here you find a core of sweet, red raspberries, strawberry and cherries interspersed herbs and silky textures. You can enjoy this beauty on release. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022 - 2033

Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, forward and already open, here you find a core of sweet, red raspberries, strawberry and cherries interspersed herbs and silky textures. You can enjoy this beauty on release. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022 - 2033

1,752 Views   Tasted
2018
92
Soft, forward, medium-bodied and already showing off its sweet, red berry core of fruits with its nice spicy kick in the rich, ripe, lusciously textured end note.

Soft, forward, medium-bodied and already showing off its sweet, red berry core of fruits with its nice spicy kick in the rich, ripe, lusciously textured end note.

2,362 Views   Tasted
2018
90
Medium-bodied, floral, fresh, sweet and spicy with a nice red fruit character. The wine is forward, soft, lifted and focused on its core of ripe, sweet, red pit fruits.

Medium-bodied, floral, fresh, sweet and spicy with a nice red fruit character. The wine is forward, soft, lifted and focused on its core of ripe, sweet, red pit fruits.

1,101 Views   Tasted
2018
90
Elegant, refined, soft and fresh, the wine offers layers of sweet, round, ripe red fruits with an early drinking charm that will be just great to enjoy on release.

Elegant, refined, soft and fresh, the wine offers layers of sweet, round, ripe red fruits with an early drinking charm that will be just great to enjoy on release.

2,277 Views   Tasted
2017
91
Soft, round and fruity, with sweet, ripe red fruits in a forward style, make this already quite nice to enjoy, while waiting for the 2016 to develop. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Soft, round and fruity, with sweet, ripe red fruits in a forward style, make this already quite nice to enjoy, while waiting for the 2016 to develop. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

2,514 Views   Tasted
2017
91
With a nice floral note in the perfume to start things off, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fresh, focusing on its sweet kirsch and herbal notes. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

With a nice floral note in the perfume to start things off, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fresh, focusing on its sweet kirsch and herbal notes. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

2,915 Views   Tasted
2017
91
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant and fruity, the fruit delivers a nice spicy, peppery kick in the plum and cherry finish. The wine is made from blending 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre.

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant and fruity, the fruit delivers a nice spicy, peppery kick in the plum and cherry finish. The wine is made from blending 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre.

2,451 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Soft, salty fresh and offering polished red berries and kirsch on the spicy side, the wine is made from blending 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre.

Soft, salty fresh and offering polished red berries and kirsch on the spicy side, the wine is made from blending 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre.

2,500 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Supple, silky and polished, with good freshness, length and purity in its sweet, kirsch, cherry and plummy fruits. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Supple, silky and polished, with good freshness, length and purity in its sweet, kirsch, cherry and plummy fruits. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

3,430 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Flowery, with an herbal, kirsch and spiced, cherry character, there is freshness, silky tannins and sweet, soft red fruits on the finish. The blend comes from 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.

Flowery, with an herbal, kirsch and spiced, cherry character, there is freshness, silky tannins and sweet, soft red fruits on the finish. The blend comes from 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.

2,971 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Light in color, the wine offers a purity of flavor and elegant texture over volume. Fresh, clean and forward, this will be great on release. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Light in color, the wine offers a purity of flavor and elegant texture over volume. Fresh, clean and forward, this will be great on release. The wine is made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

3,058 Views   Tasted
2014
90
Medium bodied, with a fresh, sweet, polished, strawberry, herbal, floral and spice profile. On the palate, the already open wine offers soft tannins and a forward, fruity, red berry approach for tasty, near term drinking pleasure.

Medium bodied, with a fresh, sweet, polished, strawberry, herbal, floral and spice profile. On the palate, the already open wine offers soft tannins and a forward, fruity, red berry approach for tasty, near term drinking pleasure.

1,879 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Elegant, finesse styled, medium bodied, fresh and forward, with a silky textured finish and a big dose of Provencal herbs and kirsch.

Elegant, finesse styled, medium bodied, fresh and forward, with a silky textured finish and a big dose of Provencal herbs and kirsch.

1,841 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Finesse styled, medium bodied, red berry focused wine that drinks well young. The wine is a product of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Finesse styled, medium bodied, red berry focused wine that drinks well young. The wine is a product of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

1,549 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Sweet strawberry jam, plum and silky cherries make their presence known and remain from start to finish in this medium bodied charmer.

Sweet strawberry jam, plum and silky cherries make their presence known and remain from start to finish in this medium bodied charmer.

4,145 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Medium bodied, soft, elegant and refined, this is a Burgundian styled Southern Rhone without the acidity.

Medium bodied, soft, elegant and refined, this is a Burgundian styled Southern Rhone without the acidity.

2,425 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Starts off with sweet ripe cherries and kirsch, with a blast of freshness and strawberry jam in the lively finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15% ABV.

Starts off with sweet ripe cherries and kirsch, with a blast of freshness and strawberry jam in the lively finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15% ABV.

2,657 Views   Tasted
2011
88
Medium bodied and elegantly textured, there is good freshness in the spicy finish.

Medium bodied and elegantly textured, there is good freshness in the spicy finish.

2,162 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Silky, soft, elegant and refined, the wine is polished, fresh, round and ripe, plus it’s already delivering much of its charms.

Silky, soft, elegant and refined, the wine is polished, fresh, round and ripe, plus it’s already delivering much of its charms.

3,441 Views   Tasted
2010
89
Showing light spicy, red berries, this medium bodied, charming wine ends with a cherry finish.

Showing light spicy, red berries, this medium bodied, charming wine ends with a cherry finish.

1,729 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Lush round textures, ripe, sweet, dark red, juicy fruits, medium/full bodied with a kirsch, jam and floral character. This is already showing quite well.

Lush round textures, ripe, sweet, dark red, juicy fruits, medium/full bodied with a kirsch, jam and floral character. This is already showing quite well.

2,114 Views   Tasted