Domaine des Bosquets

Julien Brechet
2, Chemin des Bosquets, 84190 Gigondas 
Tel. +33 490 658 045
Direct sale: Monday - Friday: 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-18.00
I the season: Saturday 10.00-12.00
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Records from 1376 mention Vinea culta on a lieu-dit in Gigondas called Bosquets. The oldest documented building at the domain's current location dates back to 1644 when a feudal lord Jean de Rivière, Seigneur de Laval, built a bâtisse on site. A renovated tower from this period is situated near the domain. In the latter half of the 1800s the property was for a period owned by Eugène Raspail, who built Chateau Raspail in Gigondas.
Domaine des Bosquets was bought in 1962 by the legendary Gabriel Meffre. It's his grandson Julien Brechet, who runs the domain  today. The estate covers 26 ha of Gigondas. The number of different cuvées have escaleted in resent years - representing the different terroirs of the vineyards. (Maybe inspired by his big brother Laurent Brechet at Chateau de Vaudieu)

Wines according to website February 2021

Gigondas Réserve
2018: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Clairette.
Aged for 12 months in concrete or barrels of different sizes.

Gigondas Le Plateau
2016 Mainly from old Mourvedre with some Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault.
Aged in older demi-muids for 18 months. 

Gigondas La Lieu-Dit ...
2018: 100% Grenache from a parcel of 1 ha. by the domain. Aged in demi-muids 18 months. 

Gigondas Cuvée la Colline
2018: Grenache from old vines at high altitude situated parcels. Aged in demi-muids for 18 months. 

Gigondas Les Routes ...
2017: Petit Syrah. Aged for 18 months in pièces

Gigondas Rosé
2019: Mainly Grenache.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Cheval Long ...
2019: Grenache Blanc, some Roussanne. 
Fermented and aged in pièces or demi-muids.
A bid for an eventual Gigondas Blanc in the future.

Beaumes de Venise Rouge
2018: Grenachewith some Syrah. From a friend's vineyards in Beaumes de Venise.Aged for 18 months in old barrels.

VDF (2018) The petit vins des Bosquets.
From vineyards with young vines in Gigondas and Séguret. (Julien and his family live in Séguret)

Julien Brechet April 2019

The labels of all wines have changed from vintage 2017

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Updated 22-03-2021