Domaine La Barroche is one of our partner estates. The wines come from their cellar and are then stored in our own. The estate allocates a small quantity of its wines to us each year. Find a superb selection of Domaine La Barroche wines on Comptoir des Millésimes.
A family property of less than 15 hectares, Domaine la Barroche is a real capsule collection on the scale of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The values of the estate: "There can be no great wine without a great terroir, nor a great terroir without a love of the vine."
The diversity of the soils, the richness of the grape varieties and the century-old vines make the singularity of the vineyard which extends mainly to the North and North-East of the appellation. The estate was founded in 1703 by Alexandre Barrot and today cultivates the classic grape varieties of the south of the Rhône : Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, as well as Cinsault, Clairette Blanche and Vaccarèse.
The estate's Grenache vines date back to the first part of the 19th century, with older varieties such as Terret Noir and Clairette Rose planted in the vineyard. In total, Domaine la Barroche comprises 15 hectares of vines planted in the northern and north-eastern parts of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.
The grapes are grown on a variety of vineyard plots, including Les Terres Blanches, Les Cabrières and Grand Pierre. In these plots, sandy arable soils cover deeper layers of limestone, while other plots occupy soils of red clay, river bedrock and red sandstone.
The flagship wine of Domaine la Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend composed mainly of Grenache grapes, hand-picked from century-old vines, as well as small quantities of Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsaut. Each grape variety is vinified and aged separately: Grenache in old oak barrels, Mourvèdre and Syrah in contact with their lees in barrels and Cinsaut in stainless steel vats. This ageing period takes about 18 months and the wine is not filtered before bottling.
The estate's second label, Pure, is composed of a single parcel of century-old vines and bears the name of its terroir and dominant grape variety (97% Grenache). Domaine La Barroche also produces a third wine, La Fiancée, a 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, aged for about 18 months in a combination of Burgundy barrels and concrete vats. Domaine La Barroche is generally best aged between 3 and 6 years. Of course, this can vary slightly depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be drunk within 8 to 20 years depending on the vintage.
Find here a classification of the best vintages of Domaine La Barroche. This classification is based on the notes and tasting reports of the greatest tasters.
Best vintages: 2010, 2005, 2016, 2007, 2017, 2009