La Cuvée du Sommelier is from Grenache vines of 15 to 20 years grown in silty soil as well as vines of 20 to 40 years grown in soil with recent alluvium deposits. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed before undergoing a 6 to 8 day maceration at 27 degrees Celsius with daily délestage. This particular Cuvée is one by Cathy, and reflects her Burgundian roots beautifully.
Domaine de Boissan is located in Sablet in the Rhône Valley, and has been passed down through five generations of winemakers, making it among the oldest in the southern Rhone. Christian Bonfils, with support from his wife Cathy (formerly of Pommard), now guides the nearly 50 hectares of vines here with a wise and restrained eye. Only organic fertilizer is added to the soil, which is mechanically maintained, and grapes are handpicked at harvest. Christian prefers to make his wines in a more traditional style; they are marked by a delicate approach to fruit.