- White Still, Dry
- Patrick Bouju
- France, Vin de Table
- Garnacha Roja, Riesling, Muscat Blanc
- 863 UAH
Most of you should be already familiar with the legend of the natural wine movement from Auvergne. A former computer scientist (?), Patrick Bouju decided to throw the keyboard into oblivion (no connection with TES4) and replace it with farming equipment in 2003.
Domaine de La Bohème is his winery in Auvergne, located at an average altitude of 500 meters, spread over the best terroirs around his home that he could find: Egliseneuve-près-Billom, Billom, Lempdes, le Puy d’Anzelle, Corent. He cultivates old Gamay grape varieties from Auvergne (Gamay de Bouze, Gamay Fréau, Milefleurien). With an average age of a hundred years (some are pre-phylloxera), the roots draw deeply from the soil (basalt, limestone, clay, pozzolan) to give the wines of Domaine de la Bohème a unique character. To highlight the specificity of each terroir, Patrick vinifies his parcels separately.
Patrick Bouju allows himself a little copper and sulfur and uses plant preparations (nettle, horsetail, comfrey, etc.) to prevent possible diseases. In the cellar, he uses no chemicals. There is no usage of SO2 during vinification or bottling.
2022-11-30 - 7.80
What a lovely blend of Grenache Gris, Riesling and Muscat Blanc! Relatively complex while maintaining the right level of friendliness, good balance, fresh and funny to drink. Slightly spoiled lemons, dried medicinal herbs, pineapple (canned?) and buckwheat honey. Long and flavourful aftertaste: lemon tart with meringue and dried herbs.