Representing the third generation at Bosquets, Julien Bréchet has taken over the estate his grandfather planted. He started in 2009 (his brother Laurent runs Château de Vaudieu in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and, along with consulting winemaker Philippe Cambie, he’s quickly turned Bosquets into one of the stars of the Gigondas appellation which lies only 15 km from the world renowned vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape.
Home to the first Gigondas vines in 1376, Domaine des Bosquets now has 26 hectares of vines (up to 75 years old) lying directly under the Dentelles de Montmirail, the imposing 350 metre high rock formation that is visible from almost all of the Southern Rhône. The resulting wines have freshness and balance from the high altitude as well as a powerful fruit character from the warm Southern sun.
Gigondas is one of the most exciting regions in France right now. The landowners there have finally gotten out of their ‘junior Chateauneuf’ mind frame and have started to produce wines that rival the very finest in Chateauneuf-du- Pape. Their vines are just as old, their land is just as fine and, now, their producers are just as committed. Why shouldn’t their wine be as good? The Brechet family is beyond serious in their approach and the wines are reference point for the genre.Dodatne informacije (PDF)
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 94 pts