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Notre Domaine
Domaine Boudau
Véronique & Pierre Boudau: Grower-producers
Rivesaltes - France
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hall 5 - C106
Sud de France
H
istory in the making…..
Created by Hippolyte Boudau in the 1920s with just a few plots of vines, Domaine Boudau grew in
size during the post-war years. When Hippolyte died in 1940, his son, Henri, took over his vision of viticulture
led him to plant a majority of Grenache Noir vines, making it
possible to convert to the production of dry wines. He himself chose
the plots in the celebrated vineyards of Châteuneuf. Where most
people were growing more productive grape varieties, he chose to
plant a variety that, although ‘temperamental’, offered great
potential and genuinely thrived on the estate’s limestone-clay soils.
When Henri suddenly died in 1967 at the age of 44, he left his wife,
Anne–Marie, and three young children a 60-hectare (148-acre)
estate devoted to the production of fortified wines (Vins Doux
Naturels). However, the market for VDN wines was tailing off and the
latter part of the 1980s was a very difficult period for this traditional Roussillon estate.
In 1992, a decision had to be taken – the estate was to increase its production of dry wine and put
the accent on the fabulous potential of its ‘terroirs’. In 1993, Véronique and Pierre each gave up their
respective careers to take up the challenge. A new page was turned, full of hope and ambition, for a
property with great sentimental value.
W
hereabouts are we…..
In the heart of the Roussillon area, with 48 hectares (119 acres) on the outskirts of Rivesaltes, our
estate comprises two distinct properties:
1.
Le Clos: In the lower foothills of the Corbières district, at the
entrance to the Agly valley and within the parishes of Salses and
Espira de l'Agly, this single plot covering 23 hectares (57-acre)
lies on limestone-clay over bedrock. The hills and steep slopes
here face south-east and enjoy the benefits of the Tramontane
(prevailing, very dry NW wind). Grenache and Syrah vines, with
their naturally low yields of 15-20 hectolitres per hectare, flourish
here, producing Côtes du Roussillon and Côtes du Roussillon
Villages wines with excellent structure and balance.
2.
La Pinède: Planted on the Baixas plateau, this 25-hectare (62-acre) vineyard, again a single plot,
stands on a Quaternary limestone-clay terrace. An ideal location for these fifty year-old Grenache
vines, it is scattered with large river-rolled pebbles that absorb heat during the day and radiate it back
to the vines at night as soon as the weather is good. Grenache grapes are in their element here and
reach very high natural levels of maturity. One 4-hectare plot (roughly 10 acres) of Muscat Petit Grain
is among the earliest to ripen in France. Usually harvested between the 7 and 14 August, it produces a
dry Muscat of almost 13°.
S
ound practices and respect for our heritage…..
Our vineyards are tended with meticulous care – rigorous pruning, as few treatments and fertilisers as
possible, systematic tillage and no weedkillers – all methods that allow the vines to grow naturally, provide
them with a balanced environment in which to grow healthily and
harmoniously, and form the foundations for producing rich, balanced
and highly complex wines.
People are also of great importance in our work. Claude
Figueras, our vineyard manager, heads a team of three permanent
employees backed up by a number of seasonal workers. Only tilling and
applications of treatments are carried out by machine. Regular tilling
stimulates microbial activity by aeration and kills weeds in competition
with the vines. The frequency of such work reduces evaporation from the
ground by destroying the extensive capillary networks that exist in dry soils. The roots dig deep to find a
good, steady source of water and nutrients during periods of very hot weather.
C
ome harvest time……..
Our grapes are harvested entirely by hand from the second week in August onwards for our earliest
–maturing grapes and finish in the first week of October. The grapes are sorted in the vines and again when
they reach the winery. Each plot is vinified to bring out the complexity of the ‘terroir’.
Modernised in 1999, our old winery now allows us to vinify under increasingly stringent conditions. By
using stainless steel containers for incoming grapes, a lifting platform to reduce the risk of shocks, a new vat
hall and a peristaltic pump, both grapes and juice can be handled as
delicately as possible to help prevent damage or unwanted extraction.
Each vat is vinified according to the type of wine sought.
Destemming, crushing, punching down, pumping over, meticulous control
of temperatures and lees stirring enable us to bring out the true essence of
a wine.
Blending comes next, carried out in systematic fashion by
Véronique, Pierre, Claude, and Brigitte, the oenologist. Vin de Pays and
Muscat wines are bottled as early as October to preserve primary aromas.
Côtes du Roussillon and Côtes du Roussillon Villages wines are aged for
varying periods in barrels or vats stored in an air-conditioned hall, where they can be protected from the
very wide variations in temperature that are characteristic of our region.
O
ur way of seeing things……..
For the last ten years, we have worked by the principles of quality and authenticity. We were keen
to share our love of wine with genuine professionals that share the same dedication. Both in France and at
export (50% of our business), our wines are sold only through specialist wine retailers, fine food stores and
restaurants. We try to establish lasting and constructive relations with our partners through simple and
friendly exchanges.
The results we have obtained so far, both from a commercial point of view and in terms of
reputation (competitions and the press) encourage us to continue along the same lines in our work.
I
n conclusion……..
Whether a Vin de Pays, Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Muscat de Rivesaltes or
Rivesaltes sur Grains, each of our wines will tell you more about us and our estate. Like the children of a
large family, their individual personality and character, which give them their very substance, will provide
you with great enjoyment.
Domaine Boudau
Véronique & Pierre Boudau: Grower-producers
6, rue Marceau, BP 60
66 602 Rivesaltes – France
Tel +33 (0)4 68 64 45 37 Fax +33 (0)4 68 64 46 26
E-mail [email protected]
www.domaineboudau.fr
Les Vins Doux
Muscat de RiVESALTES
Muscat 2009
100 % Muscat d’Alexandrie
Sol rouge mediterranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
25 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons Diams 4
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle, pressurage direct ,
débourbage au froid et fermentation à basse température.
Dégustation : Robe d’or paille brillant.Nez tout en finesse aux notes
de fleurs blanches, agrumes et menthe fraiche. Bouche
gourmande, trés fruitée et d’un équilibre parfait.
Rivesaltes Grenat
Sur Grains 2007
100 % Grenache Noir
Sol rouge mediterranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
25 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges
manuelles.
Macération
traditionelle
égrappage.Mutage sur grains. Remontage quotidien
aprés
Dégustation : Robe grenat intense.Nez fruité sur des notes d’olives noires,
fruits à l’eau de vie. Bouche aux arômes de violette, cerise noire et
réglisse.Vin soyeux, ample et agréable.
Les Vins de Pays
Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Closi Rosé 2009
20% Cinsault - 40% Grenache noir - 40% Syrah
Sol rouge méditerranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
45 000 Bouteilles bordelaise tradition Bouchons Nomacorc
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle, égrappée, macération
pelliculaire d'une nuit, débourbage au froid et fermentation à basse
température.
Dégustation : Belle robe brillante, fuchsia. Nez gourmand de petits
fruits rouges et de bonbon anglais avec une note légérement
poivrée. Attaque franche, très bon équilibre, de la vivacité, du fruit et
une belle longueur.
Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Closi Rouge 2009
15% Cabernet - 65% Grenache Noir - 20% Syrah
Sol rouge méditerranéen sur socle calcaire des corbières.
15 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition Bouchons Nomacorc
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle, égrappée, macération
traditionnelle de 7 jours sur les trois cépages.
Dégustation : Robe rubis aux reflets violines. Nez fin et très
élégant dominé par des notes de fruits rouges. Attaque ronde,
tanins soyeux. Un vin charnu et glissant.
Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Muscat Sec 2009
50% MuscatPetit Grains - 50% Muscat d’Alexandrie
Sol rouge mediterranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
22 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise tradition
Bouchons Nomacorc
Pressurage direct pour les deux cépages. Sélection
Débourbage par le froid. Fermentation à basse température.
des
jus.
Dégustation : Robe limpide et brillante. Nez subtil de raisins frais aux
notes d’acacia. Bouche ronde, élégante, marquée par les agrumes et
les fruits blancs.
L e s
C ô t e s d u
R o u s s i l l o n
Côtes du Roussillon
Le Clos 2009
70 % Grenache noir - 20% syrah - 10% carignan
Sol rouge méditerranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
45 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges manuelles tri sur la parcelle, égrappée. Maceration
traditionnelle de 15 jours avec pigeage quotidien.
Dégustation : Profond, lumineux, brillant, il exprime à l’aération des notes
de fraise et de mûre. Souple à l’attaque, friande la bouche s’exprime sur
la cerise et la confiture de mûres.
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Tradidion 2008
30 % carignan - 50% grenache noir - 20 % syrah
Terrasse quaternaire avec des galets roulés, argilo calcaire.
15 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle. Macération
traditionnelle de 18 jours après égrappage. Elevage de 12 mois
en barriques de chêne Français.
Dégustation : Robe brillante, quelques reflets grenat. Nez
complexe, note de vanille, de réglisse, de truffe blanche. En
bouche vin structuré et équilibré, aux notes de cuir et de sous
bois. Tanins bien présents, finale trés typée.
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Henri Boudau 2007
70% syrah - 30% grenache noir
Sol rouge mediterranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
15 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges manuelles tri sur la parcelle, égrappée. Macération
traditionnelle de 21 jours avec pigeage quotidien, sur les trois cépages.
Elevage de douze mois en barriques de chêne Français.
Dégustation : Robe rubis profond aux reflets violines. Nez intense et
élégant mêlant fruits, épices et finesse du boisé. Attaque plaisante, du
gras, de la structure sur des notes toastées et un fruit trés présent.
L e s
C ô t e s d u
R o u s s i l l o n
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Monastrell 2008
70% Mourvédre - 20% Syrah- 10% Grenache noir
Sol rouge méditerranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
5 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle, égrappée. Macération
traditionnelle de 21 jours avec pigeage quotidien, sur les deux cépages.
Elevage en cuverie sur fines lies pendant 8 mois avant mise en bouteille.
Dégustation : Belle robe grenat avec des reflets violet, Nez tres complexe
typé cuir, casssis qui révéle à l’aération de belles notes de pain grillés et de
gousse d’ail. La bouche est puissante, chaleureuse sur des notes de fruits
rouges cuits d’une remarcable intensité. Finale longue sur des tanins
fondus.
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Patrimoine 2007
80% grenache Noir - 20% Syrah
Sol rouge méditerranéen sur socle calcaire des Corbières.
8 000 Bouteilles Bordelaise Tradition
Bouchons 44/24 Naturel 1er
Vendanges manuelles, tri sur la parcelle, égrappée. Macération
traditionnelle de 21 jours avec pigeage quotidien, sur les deux
cépages. Elevage en cuverie sur fines lies pendant 8 mois avant mise
en bouteille.
Dégustation : Robe brillante, aux reflets rouge soutenu. Nez complexe
de fruits rouges et d'épices. En bouche, vin trés aromatique, note de
réglisse, puissant et gras qui est un bel hommage au cépage
Grenache. Structure tanique trés riche mais équilibrée. Finale longue et
veloutée pour un vin puissant et harmonieux.