Domaine Lucien Barrot

The Barrot family produces pure, unpretentious, classically-styled Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape from their 40 acres of vines scattered throughout 28 different parcels. This abundance of tiny plots is typical of very old domaines here, the advantage being that hail is rarely likely to affect more than a small portion of a given vintage's crop. Winemaking here is very straightforward and unfussy: no de-stemming of the grapes; fermentation of all varietals together; long, slow macerations; long aging in large, old foudres; bottling without fining or filtration. The Barrot family has been making wine in Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape since 1690, and their wines showcase the true taste of the appellation. They are an absolute must for enthusiasts of traditionally made southern Rhones.

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Domaine Lucien Barrot Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Bright ruby-red. Spicy, floral red fruits on the fragrant nose. Sappy and appealingly sweet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of peppery spices. Closes silky, sweet and long, with zesty lift and smooth tannins. Nicely done. - Tanzer (Jan/Feb 2014)"  Wine