About this winery
Four generations for this Châteauneuf-du-Pape house rooted in the heart of the Rhône Valley for more than 70 years. In 1931, Charles Brotte, the founder, moved to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and created a bottling cellar, to offer wine lovers to the character of this country. Later, it was the creation of the famous Pope's Vial, a true ambassador, exported to more than 95 countries. Today, La Maison Brotte is a dynamic and innovative group, which includes a vineyard of more than 60 hectares, Domaine...
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Colour – Intense ruby colour with garnet glints.
Nose – Very elegant with complex aromas of red berries, warm spices and dry forest floor
Palate – Mouth warming and unctuous, its palate follows through from the nose with hints of cinnamon and red peppercorns married with ripe wild berries and prunes. The tannins are elegant giving way to a long toasted finish.
2016 : An exceptional year. The reds are aromatic, powerful, round, fine and balanced, while the whites display freshness, unctuosity, full body and great length.
Hand-picking into small cases and transportation to the winery to avoid berries crushing and oxidation. Desteming, gentle crushing. Fermentation at 28°C, followed by a 3 week maceration. The tannic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre are aged in French oak barrels, while the softer Grenache is matured in concrete vats and 100 year old oak vats to preserve the fruit. Bottling takes place in March, after more than a year of ageing, and a light filtering.