2020 Domaine Du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 375ML
2020 Domaine Du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 375ML The color of this wine from France is a beautiful ruby shine. The nose expresses a character asserted, chocolate and smoked on a background of red and black fruits light peppery spice. The notes of ginger and menthol offer up a beautiful freshness. On the palate, this wine is expressive, focused on freshness and minerality. It has a beautiful length on fruit and spices.
In the old times, my family members, the Boisson, had two jobs at once: they were both wine-makers and black-smiths. The name of our estate comes from this second profession, because the nails used to fix the shoe under the horse’s foot are called, in our regional language, “caboche”. It was, at the time, the nickname used to call the Boisson family. Only my father, Teophile, fatherless at age 3, could not learn the duty of a black-smith. On the other hand, his mother, who was in charge of the estate, raised him to love the vines and wine, and so he became a wine-maker as well, just like his ancestors. Still, he kept the nickname “caboche”. That is how the first bottles of the Domaine du Père Caboche appeared.
A long time before all this, our vineyard belonged to the Chambellan family. In 1777, my ancestor, Jean-Louis Boisson, married Elisabeth Chambellan and so became vine-grower in Châteauneuf du Pape. Since then, we have had parcels that have remained in the family, without there being any exchange or sale. The vines which are still there now are over 100 years old and produce an outstanding wine. The oldest parcel was planted in 1906. As a tribute and thanks to Elisabeth, we are today vine-growers from father to son and daughter.