Domaine la Barroche
Latour Barrot and Julien Barrot (sister and brother)
19, Avenue des Bosquets 19, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Direct sale: If anyone are present in the new cellar or if you have made
Tel. +33 662 849 579
In the 17th century Alexandre Barrot purchased the first plot of land and
founded a domain. After him followed Pierre Barrot and later Eugène
Gabriel Barrot. After him the domain was divided between four sons, one
of them was Marcel Barrot. His son Christian Barrot resumed the estate
and called it "Lou Destré d'Antan" "the press of Yesteryear" in memory of his grandfather.
Christian Barrot sold most of the production in
bulk but bottled a small part only meant for friends and family. The
last vintage with this label was 2000.
In 2002 Christian's son Julien joined his
father and he wanted to give a broader scale at the domain. He had then
completed studies in winemaking and business. He wanted to do
something more than just sell the wines to a negociant.
He is a
typical representative for the young well educated generation in
Chateauneuf du Pape full of self-confidence and devoted to go his
own way, well aware of the traditions you have to follow
and thankful to his forefathers who left him fields with healthy
vines. It will be interesting to follow what he can achieve with his
will to work hard and his drive to do something new.
Julien's sister Laetitia
has worked together with Julien from the start. She manage the office at
Avenue des Bosquets and you will often find her promoting the wines around the
The domain has 15 ha. in AOC Chateauneuf du
Pape (only red wines are produced). The average age is 60 years old, but 1/3
of the vines are more than 100-year-old Grenache. This is the case for the
1,6 ha vineyard at Grand Pierre. This parcel is free of pebbles and with sandy red soils located at the slopes. Another
good parcel is 0,8 ha. also with 100-years-old Grenache at Terres Blanches.
Also at Palestor is 2,3 ha. with 100-years-old Grenache. Julien is also very fond of his 0,5 ha. parcel at Pierre A Feu with
The new name for the domain and the wine became the Domaine la
Barroche. The name is made out of his father's name Christian
For the vintages 2003 only one cuvée was
produced. Since 2004 three cuvées are made. From the beginning was
also a forth cuvée made from the youngest vines.
In 2013 the construction of a new celler started. It
was ready for the harvest 2015.
Before the harvest all vines from vintage 2014 were moved to the new
ageing celler together with barrels, foudres and tanks from the old
By the wall of the new ageing cellar you find
an elevator able to move big foudres or tanks in to the room.
The new cellar is situated at Chemin du Clos.
From the gate you see in front of you another famous domain Clos des Papes.
From a couple of ha
in Chateauneuf-du-Gadagne belonging to a friend Yannick Alliuad, Julien
has made a special Liberty de La Barroche since 2015.
This cuvée is made in the old cellars on Avenue des Bosquets.
Since 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc from
Clairette fra lieu-dit Pialons is made.
Chateauneuf du Pape Signature
2015: 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 2% other
varieties. The average age of the vines are 70 years. Vinification in
Grenache is aged in foudres, Syrah and Mourvedre in 1-3-years-old
Cinsault is matured in steel tank. The ageing lasts for 18 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Fiancée
2013: 40% Grenache, 100-years-old vines at Hautes Blanches, and 60%
Syrah from Cabrières. Syrah is aged in pièces and Grenache in
tank. Only made in vintages when Syrah meet the wanted quaility to make
the cuvée. For vintage 2013 Syrah was brilliant and Grenache not so god.
Therefore the normal 50/50 blend was avoided.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Pure
2015: 97% Grenache and 3% other varieties from lieu-dit Grand Pierre
planted in 1901 and from Rayas and Pointu. Aged in foudres for 18 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Pure
2015: 97% Grenache og 3% andre druer fra lieu-dit Grand Pierre plantet i
1901 og fra Rayas og Pointu. Vinifiveret i cementtank. Lagret på foudres i 18 mdr.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016: 100% Clairette fra lieu-dit Pialons.
75% af cuvéen lagres på demi-muids.
Liberty de La Barroche
2015: 55% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 12%
Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault og 5% Carignan. Average age of vines 65
Aged in foudres or demi-muids for 18 months.