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Brotte Domaine Barville Rouge (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 2015

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SIZE 750 ML

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In 1876, John D. Willett — one of Kentucky's original bourbon aristocrats — transferred his interest in the Willett & Frenke Distillery to his son-in-laws, Benjamin Mattingly and Thomas Moore.
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The Story

Domaine Barville is Laurent Brotte’s family estate, in the name of ancestors, the Barville. The 15ha vineyard is situated on the west side of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and is composed of 7 parcels spread over two of the best areas of the appellation: Clay and pebbles at ‘Pradel’ and shattered limestone at ‘Beaurenard’. The vines have an average age of 35 years and, at an elevation of 100m, dominate the Rhône River which, with the local wind ‘The Mistral’, brings an exceptional healthy microclimate. A very warm climate and south facing position are ideal for perfect maturation and concentration of the berries.

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION :

Sustainable viticulture, de-budding, de-leafing and green harvest to limit the yield and increase the quality. Hand-picking into small cases and fast transportation to the winery to avoid berries’ crushing and oxidation. De-stemming, gentle crushing. Fermentation at 28°C, followed by a 3 week maceration. The tannic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre are aged in French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one wine, 1/3 two wines), while the softer Grenache is matured in concrete vats and 100 year old oak vats to preserve the fruit. Bottling takes place in March, after more than a year of aging and a light filtering.

TASTING NOTES:

“Powerful and Silky”

Colour – Ruby with purple glints.

Nose – Typical of its terroir with a nose of spices, black pepper, lavender, black cherries and blackberries.

Palate – Elegant and powerful, with a distinctive velvety palate showing red fruits and spellbinding notes of garrigue. This cuvée is a pleasure to drink and will reward the most patient wine lover.