Brotte - Chateauneuf du Pape - Secret Barville
Brotte - Chateauneuf du Pape - Secret Barville

Brotte - Chateauneuf du Pape - Secret Barville 2016

Red Wine

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Item# 12171-16

Product Ratings

Jeb Dunnuck 95pt
Vinous Media 93pt
Robert Parker 91pt
Wine Enthusiast 95pt

Food pairing

Enjoy with the finest “foie gras” with truffles, chicken stew with black olives, a platter of strong cheeses or with a chocolate mousse.

History

Secret Barville, the secret know-how of the Brotte family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, descendants of Barville line. Wishing to create a wine that is both complex and powerful, we have selected three of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard sites. At the west of the village, ‘Beaurenard’, with its clay and limestone, develops the freshness of Syrah. At the southeast, “Panisse” and “Bois-Dauphin”, with their sandy soils (covered with pebbles for the latter) develops the finesse of Grenache and Mourvèdre. This wine of great character is the result of a unique collaboration of winegrowers, aiming at revealing an exceptional personality and quality which express fully the terroirs.

Tasting notes

Color: Ruby tinged with purple highlights. Nose: Supreme finesse, with hints of warm spices, black fruits (cassis, blackberry, cherry) along with roasted notes and red peppercorns. Palate: Elegant with forest fruits dominating the front palate. Unctuous mouthfeel underlined by vanilla tones and supple tannins. Exceptional length promises great ageing potential.

Vinification

Sustainable viticulture, de-budding, de-leafing and green harvest to limit the yield and increase the quality. Hand harvesting in small 12 kg cases to avoid berries’ crushing. De-stemming and sorting with viniclean. Natural fermentation and maceration of around 4 weeks. Cap plunging carried out manually (no pump). The juices are funneled in French oak barrels (one wine barrels), where they age 18 months. The wine is bottled by gravity without filtration.

Vintage

2016 : An exceptional year. The reds are aromatic, powerful, round, fine and balanced, while the whites display freshness, unctuosity, full body and great length.