Châteauneuf du Pape, Pure, Blanc
Domaine La Barroche

Châteauneuf du Pape, Pure, Blanc


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2019
75cl
DP
£78.84


Domaine La Barroche, Châteauneuf du Pape, Pure, Blanc

2019

Tasting Notes


ABV:
15 %

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous

Date:
06/2023

Notes
The shimmering straw-gold 2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Pure is a single varietal Clairette aged on its fine lees in demi-muids for 15 months. The 2019 Pure unveils lively aromas of dried pear, white peach, jasmine, flintstone, grapefruit and a dash of candied pineapple. Medium to full-bodied, rich and perfectly balanced by fresh acidity, it concludes with great tension on the sapid finish. Only 1,200 bottles produced.

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country:
France

region:
Rhone



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Domaine La Barroche

Domaine La Barroche

Julien Barrot, of Domaine la Barroche, is one of the young, emerging talents of the southern Rhône. After Julien completed his winemaking course in Montpellier he backpacked around the vineyards of France and Australia, thirsty for knowledge and eager to expand his experiences. He came back and joined his father in 2002, more convinced than ever of the importance of terroir. Julien's enthusiasm and passion rubbed off on his father and together they agreed to release the first Domaine-bottled wines in the 2003 vintage. For thirty years previously Julien's father Christian had been working the vineyards and making wine but selling it off in bulk to local merchants. Though Christian is still around to lend advice, he entrusted the entire Domaine to Julien as of the 2006 vintage. The estate is small, encompassing 12 ha, and is planted to the traditional varieties including Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Terret Noir and Clairette. The average age of the vines is 60 years old and one third of the vineyard is more than 100 years old (Grenache.) Their holdings are in some of Châteauneuf’s most hallowed ground, most notably those at the junction of the sandy Rayas, Pointu and Grand Pierre sectors. Grapes are hand picked, wines are fermented in concrete vat and aged in a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller oak barrels. The wine is handled gently, everything is done by gravity, and extractions are gentle. This has rapidly become a stellar Domaine.

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