De Boisseyt

De Boisseyt

Domaine de Boisseyt is almost certainly the most important northern Rhône domain you’ve never heard of. It was founded in 1797, shortly after the French Revolution, and for more than two hundred years was passed down through six generations—making it the oldest family domain in Côte-Rôtie. Its parcel of Côte Blonde is sandwiched between those of Guigal and Chapoutier (on that august hillside the little De Boisseyt sign stands David-like between the Goliath signs of Guigal and Chapoutier). Along with that parcel of Côte Blonde, the domain has long farmed vines in two renowned sites in Saint Joseph overlooking the village of Chavanay. The wines are made by Pierre-Jean Villa, a new winemaker who started making wine under his own name in 2009. He has plans to convert all 27 acres of the De Boisseyt vineyards over to biodynamic agriculture. The vineyards are very special and it’s exciting to see what the future will hold for this historic winery with Villa at the helm. -Roy Cloud, Vintage '59

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DB6897-17
Saint Joseph Rouge Les Garipelées
2017
Syrah
Two parcels of Syrah in Chavanay named Les Eguets and Les Vessettes, planted in the 1980s and ‘70s respectively with sélection massale... Read More

DB6899-17
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Garipelées
2017
The name is old Provençal dialect referring to ground without grass, i.e., stone. Three parcels, all within the commune of Chavanay,... Read More

DB6898-17
Côtes du Rhône Rouge "Confluence"
2017
This comes from the Ardèche, south of Valence. The vines grow on slopes but not terribly high or steep, and the vineyard is fractured by a... Read More