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Brotte Côtes du Rhône"Esprit Barville" rosé 2017

VARIETIES : Majority of Grenache, Syrah

YIELD : 45 hl/ha

NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 20 000 b.

 

HISTORY AND VINEYARD :

Our winemaking know-how for Châteauneuf-du-Pape expresses itself in the production of this prestigious Côtes du Rhône. The word “Barville” evokes the history of our ancestors in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since 1880. A great wine that shows character and elegance, and honors the historical grape varietal, king of the southern Rhône: 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 AND MATURATION :

Grapes are blended at reception after a selection on table in the winery. A direct light pressing (pneumatic press) follows. Part of the juice originates from bleeding, in particular for Grenache. Cold settling  overnight at 10°C. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature between 16 – 18°C. No malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness. Maturation on fine lees with regular stirring in stainless steel vats for 6 months. Bottling in March, April of the year following the harvest.

 

TASTING NOTES:

“Fruity and Round”

Colour  – Vibrant grenadine with purple hues.

Nose  Subtle aromas of summer fruits and red berries.

Palate A fresh and fruity wine with strawberry and red fruits notes. The balance between a nice fat and a nice liveliness is perfect. Notes of citrus fruits, sweet almond and red cherry on the finale.

 

FOOD AND WINE MATCHING :

Serve at 9 or 10 °C.

Serve as an aperitif  or enjoy with pistou soup, tabbouleh, anchovy paste, aïoli, tuna and olives salad, cured meats or cold chicken salad.

 

 

VINTAGE : 2017, a good year with low yields. With beautiful rich sugar and deep colours, the red wines are powerful, round and balanced. Whites and rosés are fat, full-bodied and have kept good freshness. 2016 : An exceptional year. The reds are aromatic, powerful, round, fine and balanced, while the whites display freshness, unctuosity, full body and great length.

 

ACCOLADES
Vint. 2017 : PARKER 88
Vint. 2015 : PARKER 87 - GAULT & MILLAU 13.5/20
Vint. 2014 : PARKER 87
Vint. 2013 : WINE SPECTATOR 86 - PARKER 89 - GAULT & MILLAU 14.5/20