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Domaine la Barroche Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Signature 2007

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In the 17th century Alexandre Barrot purchased the first plot of land and founded a domaine. After him followed Pierre Barrot and, after a lot of begatting, Eugène Gabriel Barrot. After him the domaine was divided between four sons, one of them was Marcel Barrot. His son Christian Barrot resumed the estate and called it 'Lou Destré d'Antan' 'the press of yesteryear' in memory of his grandfather. The current domaine comprises 12.5 hectares in AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape producing only red wines. The average age of the vines is 60 years old, but 1/3 of them are 100-year-old-plus nubbly-knobbly Grenache bush vines, notably the 1.6 ha vineyard at Grand Pierre, a small pebble-free parcel planted on sloped sandy red soils, the 0.8 hectare at Terres Blanches (stony, limestone soils) and a 2.3 hectare plot at Palestor with some more centurion Grenache vines. Julien is also very fond of his 0.5 hectare parcel at Pierre à Feu with 60-year-old Cinsault. The Châteauneuf Reserve is the cuvée that most naturally expresses the subtlety of the terroir. It embodies both the fullness and the finesse of many complex aromas. It is at once an invitation to travel and a heightening of the senses. The result of blending 100-year-old Grenache to Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Syrah varietals it offers a subtle mixture of spices and well-ripened red and black fruit flavours, mingled with cocoa-coated dry fruit overtones. Think raspberry, incense, mineral and lavender with fine grained tannins, a stony-garrigue cocktail of flavours. The winemaker writes: 'We have developed this wine with the greatest of care, taking into account the effects of both the earth and sky on the grapes and wine. While in the vineyard, we only use organic fertilizers, manually harvest the fruit and meticulously select our grapes. Once in the cellar, we gently handle our wines, which are regulated according to a gravity-feed system.' Soft extraction methods are used, juices are gently handled and manipulations in the cellar are done according to the lunar calendar and weather conditions. Wines are matured in foudres and only bottled when they begin to reveal their personality (anywhere between one and three years)

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External Reviews for Domaine la Barroche Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Signature

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2007 - Domaine La Barroche Chauteauneuf-du-Pape Fianc


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2009

More structured, backward, and formidably endowed is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition. Made from a blend of over 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault, with some very old-vine fruit going into the blend, this wine is also aged in a combi... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Signature 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Barroche, Domaine La Chateauneuf du Pape Signature 750ml


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

"($70; 60% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 14% syrah and the rest "other ones") Ruby-red. Raspberry and boysenberry aromas are complicated by mocha and anise. Creamy red berry preserve flavors gain weight and richness with air and take a turn to richer blueberry and boysenberry on the back. Rich but energetic, with excellent clarity and florality on the persistent finish." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar , Jan/Feb 10, Josh Raynolds "More structured, backward, and formidably endowed is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition. Made from a blend of over 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault, with some very old-vine fruit going into the blend, this wine is also aged in a combination of tank and foudre prior to bottling. Deep plum/ruby-colored with a striking nose of loamy soil scents interwoven with exuberant kirsch liqueur notes, licorice, and roasted Provencal herbs, the wine is backward, dense, full-bodied, and very pure, with a brilliant texture and length. This wine will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well for 15+ years." Wine Advocate , #185 Nov 2009, Robert Parker


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Domaine La Barroche Chauteauneuf-du-Pape Fiancée - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
05/20/2015

"($70; 60% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 14% syrah and the rest "other ones") Ruby-red. Raspberry and boysenberry aromas are complicated by mocha and anise. Creamy red berry preserve flavors gain weight and richness with air and take a turn to richer blueberry and boysenberry on the back. Rich but energetic, with excellent clarity and florality on the persistent finish." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar , Jan/Feb 10, Josh Raynolds "More structured, backward, and formidably endowed is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition. Made from a blend of over 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault, with some very old-vine fruit going into the blend, this wine is also aged in a combination of tank and foudre prior to bottling. Deep plum/ruby-colored with a striking nose of loamy soil scents interwoven with exuberant kirsch liqueur notes, licorice, and roasted Provencal herbs, the wine is backward, dense, full-bodied, and very pure, with a brilliant texture and length. This wine will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well for 15+ years." Wine Advocate , #185 Nov 2009, Robert Parker



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In the 17th century Alexandre Barrot purchased the first plot of land and founded a domaine. After him followed Pierre Barrot and, after a lot of begatting, Eugène Gabriel Barrot. After him the domaine was divided between four sons, one of them was Marcel Barrot. His son Christian Barrot resumed the estate and called it 'Lou Destré d'Antan' 'the press of yesteryear' in memory of his grandfather. The current domaine comprises 12.5 hectares in AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape producing only red wines. The average age of the vines is 60 years old, but 1/3 of them are 100-year-old-plus nubbly-knobbly Grenache bush vines, notably the 1.6 ha vineyard at Grand Pierre, a small pebble-free parcel planted on sloped sandy red soils, the 0.8 hectare at Terres Blanches (stony, limestone soils) and a 2.3 hectare plot at Palestor with some more centurion Grenache vines. Julien is also very fond of his 0.5 hectare parcel at Pierre à Feu with 60-year-old Cinsault. The Châteauneuf Reserve is the cuvée that most naturally expresses the subtlety of the terroir. It embodies both the fullness and the finesse of many complex aromas. It is at once an invitation to travel and a heightening of the senses. The result of blending 100-year-old Grenache to Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Syrah varietals it offers a subtle mixture of spices and well-ripened red and black fruit flavours, mingled with cocoa-coated dry fruit overtones. Think raspberry, incense, mineral and lavender with fine grained tannins, a stony-garrigue cocktail of flavours. The winemaker writes: 'We have developed this wine with the greatest of care, taking into account the effects of both the earth and sky on the grapes and wine. While in the vineyard, we only use organic fertilizers, manually harvest the fruit and meticulously select our grapes. Once in the cellar, we gently handle our wines, which are regulated according to a gravity-feed system.' Soft extraction methods are used, juices are gently handled and manipulations in the cellar are done according to the lunar calendar and weather conditions. Wines are matured in foudres and only bottled when they begin to reveal their personality (anywhere between one and three years)

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