Domaine Barville Brotte Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Domaine Barville Brotte Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on winemaking and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine Barville is owned by the Brotte family. The Brotte family also own a large negociant company that produces and markets producers from a myriad of appellations in the Southern Rhone Valley including Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the Cotes du Rhone. Brotte has been active as negociants since the company was founded by Charles Brotte in 1931. Philippe Cambie consults the property on the wine making and vineyard management.

The vineyards of Domaine Barville cover 15 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape. 13 hectares are used for red wine grape varieties. 2 hectares are reserved for the production of white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Domaine Barville produces 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. The same owner also produces Domaine Brotte.

Domaine Brotte Barville Secret is made from a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. The terroir is sand, with various rocks and stones. The vines are planted in the la Janasse and Pradel lieux-dits. The grapes are partially destemmed. The wine is aged in 20% new, French oak barrels, demi-muids and used oak casks for 18 months.

Domaine Brotte Haut de Barville is made from blending 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah. The terroir is rocks, sand, limestone and clay soils. The vines are planted in the Beau Renard, Bois Dauphin, Combes Masques, les Grandes Serres, Pradel and les Saintes Vierges lieux-dits. The wine is aged in foudres, 10% new, French oak barrels, used casks and tank for 12 months.

Domaine Barville Optimum is produced from a blend of 80% old vine Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. The Grenache comes from the estates oldest vines that are more than 65 years of age. Some of the grapes are destemmed. The wine is aged in 2 year old, French oak barrels for 24 months.

Domaine Brotte Barville is made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The terroir is mostly rocks, stones, and sandy soils. The vine are planted in the Beau Renard, Colombis, Combes Masques and Pradel lieux-dits. The grapes are partially destemmed. The wine is aged for 12 to 14 months in a combination of old foudres, tank, 10% New, French oak barrels and used oak barrels. On average, the production is 3,250 cases per vintage.

Domaine Barville Laurent Charles Brotte Blanc is made from a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 10% Clairette and 5% Bourboulenc. The wine is aged for 8 months in a combination of new, French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

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Brotte Wine Tasting Notes

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2015Brotte Secrets de Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)92 pts

Luscious, fresh and sweet, with polished, juicy, red plum, black cherry and kirsch. Those fruits and flavors stick with you, from start to finish. The wine has good character and will drink well early, yet age a bit too.

92 points - Tasted
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2015Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Domaine Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)91 pts

Forward, early drinking, medium bodied, fresh and correct, there is a nice, sweet, fresh, juicy kirsch and cherry essence in the nose and finish.

91 points - Tasted
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2015Brotte Domaine Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)89 pts

Medium bodied, with a sweet and tart core of fruit that is paired perfectly with its Provencal herbal character.

89 points - Tasted
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2014Brotte Domaine Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Light in color, medium bodied, forward and meant for early drinking, the wine offers a light, red cherry and spicy finish.

87 points - Tasted
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2014Brotte Château de Bord  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Light in color, medium bodied, forward and meant for early drinking, the wine offers a light, red cherry and spicy finish.

87 points - Tasted
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2013Brotte  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Oaky in the nose, with licorice, incense and cherries rounding things out, this modern styled wine will offer pleasure on release.

87 points - Tasted
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2012Brotte Secrets de Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Medium bodied, peppery plums and garrigue deliver a fresh presence on the palate.

90 points - Tasted
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2012Brotte Domaine Barville  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Soft and sweet, there is a spicy quality to the lush, black raspberry filled wine that keeps you focused.

90 points - Tasted
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