Domaine Boudau - Côtes du Roussillon "Padri" - Red
"Padri" Côtes-du-Roussillon-Villages from Domaine Boudau is made from 80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache grapes. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented for 24 days with regular stirring (pigeage). The finished wine is stored for one year on French oak barrels. Often awarded as one of the best Roussillon wines.
- Country : France
- Region : Roussillon
- Grape variety : Mourvèdre, Grenache
- Classification : AOP Côtes-de-Roussillon-Villages
- Awards : Decanter, Guide Hachette
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13,5 %
- Storage potential : 7-9 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
The history of Domaine Boudau began in the 1920s. The entire wine production went at that time to the production of the, for the region, so typical and sweet Rivesaltes and Muscat de Rivesaltes wines. The production of dry wines started in the 1940s. At that time, grenachevines from the well reputated Chateauneuf-du-Pape was brought to the property. This was the start of the production of Côtes-du-Rhône-inspired wines, but including the typical characteristic elements given by the Roussillon soil. Today it's Veronique and Pierre Boudau who run the family business and with great efforts in both quality improvement and in the cultivation of new varieties, the winery can now offer very competitive and high-quality wines. No control agents are used and the vineyard regularly receive awards for their wines.
Beautiful pomegranate color with purple shades. Very complex aromas of leather and blackcurrant, which with aeration take hints of toasted bread. The palate is full-bodied, warm with notes of red fruits compote with great intensity. The aftertaste is long with soft tannins.