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Brotte Barville Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

The Brotte family runs the largest negociant firm in Chateauneuf. Bottlers of the Pere Anselm brand among others, they also are owners of a few prime Domaines in the region and this is one of them. Domaine Barville is a 36 acre vineyard on seven plots located on the heights of Châteauneuf du Pape, with two of the oldest and best terroirs of the appellation. At over 300 feet of elevation the mistral winds blow through and cool the vines that now average 35+ years of age and give full expression. Famed Oenological Consultant Philippe Cambie oversees the winemaking. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, aged for 12 months in oak foudres. 2012 was another superb vintage for Chateauneuf and the Wine Advocate scored this wine 91-93+ saying "Looking even better, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape had an added layer of richness and depth over the 2011. Offering up ripe notes of blackberry, underbrush, pepper and new leather, it is fresh and lively on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and fantastic purity of fruit. It should be relatively approachable on release and drink well for 7-8 years, if not a decade. Drink 2015-2021."

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External Reviews for Brotte Barville Chateauneuf du Pape

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Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

The Brotte family runs the largest negociant firm in Chateauneuf. Bottlers of the Pere Anselm brand among others, they also are owners of a few prime Domaines in the region and this is one of them. Domaine Barville is a 36 acre vineyard on seven plots located on the heights of Châteauneuf du Pape, with two of the oldest and best terroirs of the appellation. At over 300 feet of elevation the mistral winds blow through and cool the vines that now average 35+ years of age and give full expression. Famed Oenological Consultant Philippe Cambie oversees the winemaking. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, aged for 12 months in oak foudres. 2012 was another superb vintage for Chateauneuf and the Wine Advocate scored this wine 91-93+ saying "Looking even better, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape had an added layer of richness and depth over the 2011. Offering up ripe notes of blackberry, underbrush, pepper and new leather, it is fresh and lively on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and fantastic purity of fruit. It should be relatively approachable on release and drink well for 7-8 years, if not a decade. Drink 2015-2021."


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2012

The Brotte family runs the largest negociant firm in Chateauneuf. Bottlers of the Pere Anselm brand among others, they also are owners of a few prime Domaines in the region and this is one of them. Domaine Barville is a 36 acre vineyard located on the heights of Châteauneuf du Pape, with two of the oldest and best terroirs of the appellation. The vines are 50 years of age now and give full expression. Famed Oenological Consultant Philippe Cambie oversees the winemaking. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, aged for 12 months in foudres, this 2010 was scored 91-93 by Robert Parker who said "The superb 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Barville... exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, good acidity (a hallmark of this vintage), full body, massive fruit, lots of precision and freshness, and a long finish with moderate tannin. Cellar it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 20-25."



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