Domaine la Barroche is a family estate producing Châteauneuf du Pape, it has been passed through the family from generation to generation since the 14th century. Currently run by brother and sister Julien and Laetitia Barrot, the estate covers fewer than 15 hectares of land, all located within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, mainly in the northern and northeastern areas.
Made up of several parcels with a predominance of sandy soil, as well as red clay soils with large pebbles, the estate has a variety of terroirs at its disposal, which allow for the production of wonderfully nuanced wines. The average age of the vines is 65 years old and nearly 50% of their estate is planted with Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s key grape, Grenache, which is over 100 years old, representing the very best the appellation has to offer. Other grapes grown include Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah, as is typical of the region.
The viticulture is done here with the greatest of respect for the vines in their natural environment. This is done by using only organic fertilizers, harvesting the fruit by hand, and meticulously selecting the grapes. This approach to wine-making gives priority to gentle extraction methods and long, careful aging. The resulting wines are silky, exhibiting both freshness and finesse, maintaining exceptional balance.