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Brotte Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

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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. 2015 was an outstanding vintage and the WIne Advocate scored this 91-93 saying "What should be a terrific value, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Barville checks in as a mix of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre that was completely destemmed and aged in a combination of foudre, new barrels, old barrels and concrete tanks. It’s a charming, ripe, even sexy barrel sample that has terrific notes of plums, blackberries, garrigue and violets. Drink this soft, pleasure-bent beauty anytime over the coming 4-6 years.". Vinous scored this 92-94 saying "Deep ruby. Intense, deeply perfumed aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and incense carry a zesty mineral overtone. Plush, broad and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied lavender that emerges slowly on the back half. Finishes smooth, sweet and very long, displaying great focus and gently firming, slow-building tannins. The blend of richness and vivacity here is quite impressive." A super value!

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External Reviews for Brotte Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape

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Vintage: 2015 11/23/2017

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. 2015 was an outstanding vintage and the WIne Advocate scored this 91-93 saying "What should be a terrific value, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Barville checks in as a mix of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre that was completely destemmed and aged in a combination of foudre, new barrels, old barrels and concrete tanks. It’s a charming, ripe, even sexy barrel sample that has terrific notes of plums, blackberries, garrigue and violets. Drink this soft, pleasure-bent beauty anytime over the coming 4-6 years.". Vinous scored this 92-94 saying "Deep ruby. Intense, deeply perfumed aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and incense carry a zesty mineral overtone. Plush, broad and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied lavender that emerges slowly on the back half. Finishes smooth, sweet and very long, displaying great focus and gently firming, slow-building tannins. The blend of richness and vivacity here is quite impressive." A super value!


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Vintage: 2012 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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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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