THE HISTORICAL WINE OF OUR ESTATE

The blend dominated by Grenache has remained practically unchanged since its creation and it boasts all the treasures and mythical taste of a great Châteauneuf-du-pape wine. Conceived, cherished and produced by our founding father, Baron le Roy de Boiseaumarié, it delights the lovers of our appellation.

WINEMAKING METHOD

Harvested entirely by hand with sorting on the plot, the bunches are delicately picked and then transported in crates in order to ensure the perfect condition of all the grapes and to avoid any oxidation.

Destemmed to the tune of 90%, the grapes are then transferred to concrete or stainless steel vats. Fermentation and 4 to 5 weeks of maceration make it possible to extract all the colour and aromas from the grapes. Cask-ageing of between 18 to 24 months allows the wine to gently flourish. It is then bottled and left to rest in our ageing cellars.

Edmée Le Roy, une rareté convoitée
THE MYTHICAL TASTE OF A GREAT WINE OF CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
verre de vin de Châteauneuf du pape

VINTAGES

THE VINTAGE
This vintage will be remembered as one of the lowest in terms of quantity, and one of the best in terms of quality. The grapes have an interesting tannic structure because of the weather (rainy springtime and dry summer). The red wines have a deep dark purple robe. The nose is well balanced and fresh with intense fruity and mineral notes. The mouth is beautifully rich and the tannins are structured and finely grained. This vintage offers a very good ageing potential.

TASTING NOTES
A beautiful intense ruby ​​red color with purple reflections. Deep, jammy nose, enhanced with spicy and balsamic touches. The palate is tasty, with a nice sweetness on the attack. Nice volume. The tannins are dense and fine. Notes of blackberry jam and new leather. Licorice and pepper. Nice hold with a smooth finish. A wine of character full of finesse.

RATINGS
Wine Spectator: 91 points
Jancis Robinson: 16.5 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020: bronze medal
International Wine Challenge 2020: bronze medal

THE VINTAGE
The 2011 harvest will be remembered as one which was expected to be much earlier than previous harvests, but in the end, it turned out just like a normal year.  The months of April, May and June were very hot and dry with a rapid growth in the vines and an early flowering. The weather conditions of July and August were ideal with an average temperature of 22.6°C and high rainfall for the season. The first half of the harvest presents wines that are well balanced and fresh with fruity notes. The second half is more concentrated, dense and full-bodied.

TASTING NOTES
Garnet color with slight bluish reflections. Intense and rich nose of red fruit jam and sweet spices, very typical of Grenache. The attack on the palate is smooth. Nice volume with fat and sweetness, on a backbone of fine-grained and dense tannins. We find the ripe fruity notes of the nose. Nice persistence of soft tactile sensations on the finish.

RATINGS
This wine was not submitted to wine critics

COMPETITION RESULTS
This wine was not submitted to competition

THE VINTAGE
The 2012 vintage benefits from optimal climatic conditions. Between April and July, average temperatures fluctuated between 13 ° C and 24.7 ° C. The summer was hot and dry from start to finish. The end of August was marked by a lot of rain, preventing the water stress on the vines. This phenomenon repeated itself at the end of September. The wines are dark, well balanced, fruity round and smooth. Due to the high malic acid level, the tannins became softer after the malolactic fermentation. The alcohol percentage is moderate.

TASTING NOTES
The color presents a beautiful intensity, on a ruby ​​red register, with carmine reflections. The nose is rich, dense, with a strong dominant of red and black fruits when fully ripe. Then aromas of new leather and sweet spices develop. The palate is smooth, with a nice sweetness on the palate. Nice presence with fat and a structuring tannic structure but perfectly coated. We find the dominant fruity, with more jammy notes, hints of cherry brandy, then cocoa. Very smooth finish and enhanced by sweet pepper.

RATINGS
International Wine Cellar: 91 points
Vinous : 90 points
Jancis Robinson: 17 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014: bronze medal

THE VINTAGE
This vintage was marked by bad weather conditions and delayed maturity. The summer was one of the coldest and most humid in recent years. Grenache was the most affected by low yield due to the loss of its flowers. The average yield was estimated around 26hl / ha. The wine has good acidity and an average alcoholic degree. Grenache produced fruity wines while Syrah and Mourvèdre produced powerful and concentrated wines with a beautiful color.
The wines have a very good aging potential.

TASTING NOTES
Beautiful carmine red color, with bluish reflections. Expressive nose: mix of fresh fruit and red fruit jam. Sweet licorice, rosemary. Full and tasty on the attack, which then develops a beautiful volume. Nice sensation of fat in the middle of the tasting. The tannins display finesse and elegance.

RATINGS
Wine Advocate: 89-91 points 
Vinous: 90 points
Wine Spectator: 91 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
International Wine Challenge 2016: gold medal

THE VINTAGE
This vintage is described as generous in terms of color, structure, maturity and quantity due to ideal weather conditions. The spring was rainy while the summer was dry and hot.
The reds have a dark color with nice reflections and hints of black fruits. The tannins are silky and smooth, fine and elegant. They are balanced, fruity and generous. The wines have excellent aging potential.

TASTING NOTES
Medium ruby ​​red color with bluish reflections. Intense and seductive nose, on ripe red fruits and sweet spices. Very marked aromatic style Grenache. Smooth attack. Nice volume, with fat and very elegant fine-grained tannins. Strawberry jam, enhanced with notes of pepper and fresh licorice.

RATINGS
International Wine Cellar: 91 points
Vinous : 90 points
Jancis Robinson: 17 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017: silver medal "outstanding"
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: silver medal

THE VINTAGE
This vintage is considered exceptional. The winter was mild and dry while the spring was cool and the summer hot. The grapes have reached full maturity.
The reds are crisp, frank, intense with complex aromas of raspberry, garrigue, liquorice, candied ginger and black fruits. They present a dark and dense and complex color and fine tannins. The 2016 vintage has a very long aging potential.

TASTING NOTES
Beautiful deep ruby ​​red color, purple reflections. Rich nose expressing a cocktail of red and black fruits, raspberry coulis. The mouth is generous from the start. It develops a big sweetness then continues with a nice volume supported by mineral tension. The tannins are remarkably fine at this level of concentration. Slightly smoky, mineral notes then fresh jam and ground pepper. Nice hold, with a slightly alcoholic sensation on the finish.

RATINGS
Wine Enthusiast: 95 points
James Suckling: 92 points
Jeb Dunnunck : 91 points
The Wine Cellar Insider: 90 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
Sélection Mondiale Vins Canada 2020 : gold medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018: silver medal
International Wine Challenge 2018 : silver medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 : silver medal

THE VINTAGE
Outstanding in many ways, 2017 was a very hot and dry year leading to a small harvest. The main characteristic of this vintage is the exceptional quality of the wines produced.
The reds, whose grapes were perfectly ripe, exhale aromas of black fruits with a lovely long and silky palate. The tannins are sweet. The wines have a long aging capacity.

TASTING NOTES
Ruby red color with purple reflections. Intense nose of strawberry jam, fresh red fruits. Delicately spicy. The palate is smooth, with good volume supported by fat and a powerful tannic structure. We find the fruity notes, slightly kirsch. The finish is reminiscent of liquorice.

RATINGS
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points
Wine Advocate: 90-92 points
Jeb Dunnunck : 91 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
International Wine Challenge 2019 : gold medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 : silver medal
THE VINTAGE
Due to a significant period of rainfall, this year saw a significant presence of late blight but thanks to the high summer temperatures and optimal September weather, the quality of the bunches was excellent. The reds with aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, prune and ginger present silky and round tannins with a long and velvety finish. The 2018 vintage has a good aging capacity.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red color with bluish reflections. Intense and frank nose, dominated by ripe and fresh red fruits. Sweet spices, coriander. Tasty and tasty attack. Mouth firmly in place, with fat and tension. The tannins are supple and well integrated. Notes of ripe candied fruit, sweet pepper and licorice.


RATINGS
Jeb Dunnunck : 90 points
The Wine Cellar Insider: 90 points
Wine Advocate: 88-90 points

COMPETITION RESULTS
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018: bronze medal
International Wine Challenge 2018 : bronze medal
THE VINTAGE
In 2019, the climate was very dry and hot during the growth of the vine. As a result, the harvest began very early in the season with grapes showing excellent health, thick skins and intense colors.

The reds with aromas of ripe fruit, raspberries with a slight touch of mint present a beautiful minerality. On the palate, the tannins are elegant and well concentrated. This vintage shows signs of a long aging potential.

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