Gergovie Wines
Patrick Bouju
Domaine La Bohème – St Georges sur Allier – Auvergne

Basalt & limestone

The Blanc - 2011
Violette - 2013
Lulu - 2013
Pierre Suspendu - 2012
La Boheme - 2011
La Boheme - 2012
Brutal - 2012
Patrick Bouju

Patrick started making wine in 2004 with 1.5 hectares of vines and now has 4.7. The soil in Patrick's vineyards is heavily basaltic thanks to the chain of extinct volcanoes, with the Puy de Dome at its heart, which form the backbone of the region.

Patrick's vineyards are mainly planted with old Gamay d'Auvergne (a smaller berried, thicker skinned variety than its Beaujolais cousin), a little Chardonnay and some Pinot Noir. Patrick produces tiny, tiny amounts of wine; we are very lucky to have some of it.