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Jeb Dunnuck
Domaine La Barroche, 2015 Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Pure' AC

95
"Offering more kirsch liqueur, lavender, incense and sweet spice, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure is another gorgeous, balanced, seamless beauty. Fine tannin, full-bodied richness, and solid freshness all develop in the glass, and it has a great finish. Like the traditional cuvée, it's elegant, long, and will keep for 15+ years. This cuvée is always from the same parcel located at the intersection of the le Grand Pierre, le Pointu and Rayas lieux-dits, is fermented all in concrete and spends 18 months in a single foudre. There are only 250 cases produced and it’s year in, year out, one of the greatest Grenache’s made in the world."
–Oct-17
Wine Advocate
Domaine La Barroche, 2015 Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Pure' AC

92
"There's no denying I love Grenache grown on sandy sites within the appellation, like the Domaine La Barroche 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure. It's vinified in concrete and raised in foudre, so it should hit a home run with me. There's tons of cherry fruit packed into this wine, a velvety texture...so what's my issue with it? The heat. The alcohol shows through on the mid-palate and the finish. If you're more tolerant of that in your table wines than I am, you'll probably score it several points higher. As it is, I still wouldn't turn a glass down if offered."
–Oct-17

Domaine La Barroche, 2015 Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Pure' AC

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2015 Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Pure' AC
Domaine La Barroche

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 97% Grenache , 3% Others

VINEYARD: Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of "Grand Pierre", "Rayas" and "Pointu" districts. Rigorous bud pruning/green harvesting. The picking is entirely by hand, with a meticulous double sorting in the vineyard.

FERMENTATION: Wine-making in underground concrete vats. De-stemming of under-ripe stalks. The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks. Gentle extraction.

AGING: In old foudre for approximately 18 months. The wine is not filtered before bottling.

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