Patrick Bouju is one of the leaders of the revival of Auvergne wines, on the natural side... He settled down in 2003 and created the Domaine La Bohême in this region, which had been criticised for a long time but is now praised by all the fans of natural wines in the world. A rather daring bet when one knows the difficulty - notably because of the climatic conditions - of practicing a wine growing without junk food in this corner of France. But, having fallen in love with these unique volcanic soils, it was the heart that won out over reason... So here he is today in the same street as the illustrious Jean Maupertuis, and a few kilometers from Mito Inoue, François Dhumes or Pierre Beauger 😎
Patrick Bouju is a very talented winemaker; he is a man without compromise! He works with plant material of a crazy quality and singularity (many pre-phylloxera vines; old varieties of Gamay d'Auvergne such as Gamay de Bouze, Gamay Fréau or Milefleurien...); without any chemistry and almost 100% by hand. Each parcel is considered and vinified individually, without any inputs of course; a real work of goldsmith. Patrick realized that if he could get perfectly healthy and balanced grapes, he would not need any inputs at all! The result is colorful wines; true products of the land; with a very assertive personality. And so is this 2018 “Sein pour sein”, do you need a drawing? 😋Patrick Bouju's Pinot Noir is the perfect match for the terroir of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule in the northern Auvergne region of France, with its fresh, easy-drinking, food-friendly reds. The wine is partially aged in barrels, the rest in fiberglass vats. Fineness, balance, lots of fruit, zero sulfur.
Very limited edition so be quick