Domaine de Barroubio is located on a high plateau in the department of Hérault in the commune of Saint Jean de Minervois, a viticultural area famed for the Muscat grape. The vineyards, which lie at an altitude of 250m above sea level, face south for maximum sun exposure. Owner and winemaker Raymond Miquel has built a reputation for the fine quality of his Muscats.
The owner of the estate, Raymond Miquel, is instrumental in the winemaking process. He subjects the grapes to organoleptic analysis when they are on the vine to ensure the optimum balance of sugars, acidity and phenolic maturity. The fruit is then hand-harvested and sorted. Fermentation is carried out at low temperature (11°C) until ideal residual sweetness is achieved (135g/l), at which point the fermentation is arrested by fortifying with grape spirit.
This fortified sweet wine - vin doux naturel - is shimmering golden in the glass with an intense, complex nose of grapes, pear, rose petals and citrus. On the palate it is sweet, rich, powerful with a balancing zesty acidity on the long finish.
This intensely aromatic sweet wine should be served very cold and will pair well with strongly flavoured foods from paté to chocolate cake.