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Brotte Côtes du Rhône "Esprit Barville" white 2017


VARIETIES : Majority of white Grenache

YIELD : 45 hl/ha

NUMBER OF BOTTLES : 40 000 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 :

Direct light pressing (pneumatic press). 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 –Pale yellow with green hints.

Nose  Aromas of exotic fruits, white flowers and citrus fruits.

Palate Wonderful complexity with notes of peach and apricot, this wine displays excellent freshness and length.

 

FOOD AND WINE MATCHING :

Serve at 11 °C.

Serve as an aperitif or enjoy with barbecued shellfish, seafood and citrus fruits salad, chicken dishes, sweetbreads with morilles or alongside desserts of candied fruits, vanilla millefeuille or apricot pie.

 

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 : GUIDE HACHETTE 1 étoile - WINE ENTHUSIAST 88 Best Buy – WINE SPECTATOR 89
Vint. 2016 : WINE SPECTATOR 86 - IWC 2018 Bronze Medal
Vint. 2015 : PARKER 90 - GAULT & MILLAU 14/20 - IWC 2017 Commended