Bourboulenc is rather rare to see here in the States. We are very excited about this release. A bright straw color, with silver reflections. Aromas of honeydew, quince, and citrus are very precise, just ripe, and lifted. They translate well to the palate along with a tangerine-like zesty component. Citrus blossoms and granitic mineral notes are present. Bourboulenc tends to have a slight spice to it - ginger and nutmeg in this case, along with a toffee note in the finish. This is mouthwatering and addictive.
Bourboulenc is pronounced boor-boo-lonk. Like nearly all French words, the syllables are emphasized equally. The grapes date back to the 1500’s and are rarely seen outside of regions of Avignon, France (including Châteauneuf-du-Pape).