ABOUT: Mas de Boislauzon is located near Chateauneuf-du-Pape, northward right next to the ancient Roman city of Orange. This estate has been making wine for 6 generations, and brother and sister Daniel and Christine Chaussy manage things now and have moved the ball forward in a big way. Organic certification since 2012, biodynamic practices and multiple new cuvee’s, and a stellar Vin de France have all been added to the roster. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre are the main grape varieties, with some of the oldest Mourvedre vines in the area, clocking in at over 70 years old. They also make a small quantity of white wine made from Roussanne and Clairette. They’ve been hard at work and it shows. The wines are some of the best examples of modern, sustainably practiced Rhone wine on the market.
TASTE: Mas de Boislauzon added La Chaussynette, a Vin de France designated wine, to their lineup in 2012. This wine proves too good to sell as bulk wine, so in a bottle it goes and on a boat to America to us to drink. The La Chaussynette is a blend of Grenache and Syrah and has aromas and flavors of strawberries, raspberries, tangy lime, mint, fennel, garrigue, and a salty minerality. Medium body, alcohol, and tannin, with an uptick of acidity which will aid this wine in developing for another ten years. Outstanding quality and value.
PAIR:Tomato and Saint-Nectaire tart, onion soup, scallion pancakes, Inari Sushi, Tamagoyaki Nigiri, Manadero burrito, and a sourdough grilled cheese.