Brotte - Esprit Barville - Cotes du Rhone

Brotte - Esprit Barville - Cotes du Rhone 2017

Red Wine

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Item# 11784C-17

Food pairing

Serve at 17 Celsius.
Enjoy with a wild mushroom omelette, beef filets, veal stew, or with a dessert of chocolate and cherry cake.

History

Our winemaking know-how for Chateauneuf-du-Pape expresses itself in the production of this prestigious Cotes du Rhone. The word "Barville" evokes the history of our ancestors in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1880. A great wine that shows character and elegance, and honors the historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhone: Grenache.
To get the best out of Grenache, sustainable viticulture is applied, with a strict winter pruning in order to limit the yield in favor of concentration. The Grenache is hand picked at good maturity.

Vinification

The vinification is traditional. After a light crushing, it takes place in closed concrete tanks, during, 15 to 20 days, at 28-30 Celsius. Two daily pump-overs, release and lees stirring are carried our during the alcoholic fermentation. After completing its malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in centenary oak vats as well as concrete vats for 8 to 12 months. Bottling takes place in the autumn, winter of the year following the harvest.

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. 2015 : An excellent vintage. The wines have very long ageing capacity, or can be enjoyed as of today. Very well balanced, fruity, flavoursome wines, with noticeable fine tannins for the reds, spicy and aniseed finales for the whites.