Domaine la Barroche is one of the new super stars in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. This is due entirely to recent changes in their wine making and vineyard management techniques. But the truth is, Domaine La Barroche has a long history in the Southern Rhone Valley as they are one of the older properties in the Chateauneuf du Pape.
In fact, they date all the way back to the 17th century. Domaine la Barroche was founded when Alexandre Barrot began obtaining land in Chateauneuf du Pape. Those original purchases, which became what we know of as Domaine la Barroche, along with more land bought at later dates, have remained in the hands of the same family for hundreds of years.
Domaine la Barroche Signature, produced from a blend comprising 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and a portion of Cinsault. The grapes are partially destemmed and come from vines that vary in age from 18 years up to 100 years in age. The Grenache is aged in foudres, the Syrah and Mourvedre is aged in French oak barrels and demi-muids and the Cinsault is aged in concrete vats for an average of 18 months.