Maison Bouachon Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Everything about Maison Bouachon Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Maison Bouachon dates all the way back to 1898 when it was founded by the Bouachon family. The Bouachon were already well versed in the wine trade as they successful coopers producing some of the best French oak barrels for wine makers in the Rhone Valley. Maison Bouchon also created a successful negociant firm. The entire Bouachon company changed hands in 2001 when it was purchased by Skalli Family Wines. The Bouchon family continues to manage the winery and the negociant firm today.

Maison Bouchon produces and markets a wide range of wines from the Southern Rhone Valley from a myriad of appellations, not just Chateauneuf du Pape. In Chateauneuf du Pape, they produce Caves St. Pierre and Maison Bouachon.

Maison Bouachon Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Maison Bouachon produces 2 red wines and one white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Maison Bouachon La Tiara du Pape is produced from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 3% of assorted grape varieties. The grapes are destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of old foudres and used oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. On average, the production is close to 3,000 cases per year.

Maison Bouachon Dedication is produced from a blend of 60% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. The wine is aged in used, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. The production is on average, 500 cases per year.

Maison Bouachon La Tiara du Pape Blanc is made from a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, 15% Bourboulenc and 5% Clairette. The wine is aged for 6 months on its lees in a combination of oak barrels and tank.

Serving and Decanting Maison Bouachon with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Maison Bouachon is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Maison Bouachon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed ,dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Maison Bouachon is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The white wine of Maison Bouachon is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Maison Bouachon also produces wine from several other, Southern Rhone regions including: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, Muscat de Beaume, Ventoux and the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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Maison Bouachon Wine Tasting Notes

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2014Maison Bouachon La Tiare du Pape  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Medium bodied, this Grenache dominated blend is soft textured, fresh and easy to drink, with its sweet, cherries and spicy charm. This will be fine to drink on release.

87 points - Tasted
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2012Maison Bouachon La Tiare du Pape  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Medium bodied with a strong spicy quality, there is a touch of dryness in the red berry finish.

87 points - Tasted
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2011Maison Bouachon La Tiare du Pape  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)84 pts

Fresh herbs, red fruits and a medium bodied soft wine with some dryness in the bright finish.

84 points - Tasted
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2010Maison Bouachon La Tiare du Pape  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Old school, traditionally styled, slightly rustic in nature, with black raspberries and garrigue that is best drunk on the young side. Made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

87 points - Tasted
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