93pts James Suckling
Secret Barville, is the secret know-how of the Brotte family who are descendants of the Barville line. Wishing to create a wine that is both complex and powerful, they have selected three of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard sites. To the West of the village, ‘Beaurenard’, with its clay and limestone, develops the freshness of Syrah. In the Southeast, “Panisse” and “Bois-Dauphin”, with their sandy soils (covered with pebbles for the latter) develops the finesse of Grenache and Mourvèdre. This is a wine with great character and is the result of a unique collaboration of grape growers, aiming at revealing the exceptional personality and quality which is expressed by each site.