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A Grand Cru from Languedoc ❖ Located in South of France, in the Languedoc region ❖ 350 km South from Bordeaux ❖ 100 km from the Mediterranean sea and 400 km from the Atlantic ocean


Anchored in the history ❖ A very old estate dating back to the 17th century, owned by the Abbey of SaintPolycarpe. ❖ 1998 : acquisition by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her two sons, Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild and Philippe Sereys de Rothschild. ❖ 2003: first vintage of the premium red wine in AOC Limoux Rouge.


With the pioneering values of the Rothschild family ❖ Thanks to the quality of its terroir and its wines, the estate has taken its rightful place alongside the Rothschild family’s other renowned estates, including the illustrious Château Mouton Rothschild ❖ Our goal is to produce a Grand Cru from South of France ❖ The Rothschild working methods adapted to suit the Domaine’s terroir.


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An exceptionnal terroir

❖ 110 hectares (272 acres) in a single sweep, of which 43 hectares (106 acres) are planted with vines. ❖ An exceptional situation with vines planted at an altitude of 250 to 350 metres, tempering the summer heat. ❖ An atlantic and mediterranean micro-climate, guaranteeing optimum sunshine and balanced rainfall. ❖ A complex terroir, with clay-limestone soils as well as sandy-gravel soils.


A unique vine plantation 6 GRAPE VARIETIES RED GRAPES

Bordeaux grape varieties (70%) - Merlot: 16,94 ha - Cabernet Franc: 4,74 ha - Cabernet Sauvignon: 1,12ha

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Mediterranean grape varieties (30%) - Syrah: 5,88 ha - Malbec: 3,48 ha

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- Chardonnay: 11,09 ha


Standards of excellence in the vineyard

❖ A high density plantation, unique in Languedoc, between 4600 to 7500 vines per hectare. ❖ The working methods used at the family’s other estates adapted to suit the Domaine’s variety of soils, micro-climates and grape varieties : from disbudding to manual leaf removal and crop thinning.


Standards of excellence in the vineyard Both the vines and the wines benefit from the same care and attention as at the family’s other estates: � Manual grape harvest in 12-kilo open crates and manual sorting.



As well as in the cellar ❖ A vinification by parcel and by grape variety as well as an ageing process similar to the Grand Crus classés wines of Pauillac. Red wines

White wine

Fermentation in stainless steel vats Maturing in oak barrels

Fermentation & maturing in oak barrels for 8 months

❖ Bottling « at the Château ».



2 Grands Vins : The expression of an exceptionnal terroir


The Grand Vin rouge : the savoir faire of a 1st Growth for a Grand Cru of Languedoc ❖ The blend expertise, combining elegance, finesse, complexity and typicity : •

50% de Merlot,

25% Cabernet Franc

15% Syrah

5% Malbec

5% Cabernet Sauvignon

❖ Aged for 12 months : •

25% new barrels

75% 1 to 3 years barrels

❖ Elegance, fruit and aromatic finesse, high ageing potential


The excellence of the Grand Vin rouge acknowledged by the greatest wine critics ❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin rouge 2015:

91 – 94/100 RP

«This full-bodied, rich, concentrated beauty gives up an inky purple color and terrific notes of blackberries, wood smoke and graphite » (April 2017)

❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin rouge 2014 :

91/100 RP

« It offers a ripe, full-bodied array of black raspberries, currants, licorice and smoked earth, as well as a terrific texture, outstanding concentration and a big finish » (April 2016)

❖ Domaine de Baron’arques 2012:

93/100 RP

«Medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant, it doesn't lack for concentration or structure, and should age beautifully.» (April 2015)

❖ Domaine de Baron’arques 2009:

92/100 RP

«It offers beautiful blackcurrant notes, […], tabacco and spices » (April 2016) «

❖ Domaine de Baron’arques 2007: «

90/100 Wine Spectator

This precise, juicy, well-balanced red offers plenty of fresh acidity…long, powerful finish, with hints of pepper » (April 2015)


The Grand Vin Blanc : the elegance and the finesse for the greatest white wine of Languedoc (J. Anson) ❖ 2009: first vintage ❖ 100% Chardonnay, perfectly adapted to the clay-limestone terroir ❖ Complex aromas, minerality and freshness ❖ Aged for 9 months : •

40% new barrels

60 % 1 to 2-year barrels

❖ High ageing potential


The excellence of the Grand Vin Blanc acknowledged by the greatest wine critics ❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin blanc 2015:

93/100 RP

« It offers terrific notes of crisp peach, pineapple, citrus blossom and a hint of brioche in a medium-bodied, vibrantly pure, balanced package. » (April, 2017)

❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin blanc 2014:

96/100 Decanter

« Fine elegant and fabulously smooth on the palate with well integrated oak and mineral characters lending the wine a beautiful complexity”

❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin blanc 2014:

92/100 RP

« Tasting like a top flight white Burgundy with its beautiful minerality, white flower and caramelized citrus bouquet, the 2014 has bright acidity, good mid-palate density and a great finish. » (April, 2016)

❖ Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin blanc 2013:

91/100 RP

« A big white, the 2013 has lots of toastiness in its apple blossom, white flower and brioche scented bouquet… followed by a mediaum to full-bodied, beautifully ripe, textured and layered chardonnay…”


A significant presence in the Press

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And impactful marketing tools


For a worldwide effective distribution

Pieroth brochure, Japan, December 2017

SAQ , Canada 2017

Liquor Mountain, Japan - 2017 DFS , Singapour – 2016

China - 2017

BVS, Cameroun – 2017

France - 2017


With a strong promotion on the markets

Canada, June 2017

China, August and November 2017

Japan - 2017

Carrefour, France, September 2017


Listed in prestigious French restaurants L’Auberge du Vieux Puits Gilles Goujon à Fontjoncouse

Georges Blanc à Vonnas

Le Cinq Christian Le Squer, Paris

Troisgros Michel Troigrois à Ouches

Le Parc Château Cordeillan Bages

Franck Putelat à Carcassonne

Julien Lefebvre à Pauillac

Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsey, Bordeaux

Hostellerie de Plaisance Ronan Kervarrec à Saint Emilion


Tasting


Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin blanc 2014 ❖Varietal mix 100 % Chardonnay

❖Vinification and maturing during 8 months 40 % new barrels 40 % 1-year-old barrels 20 % 2-year-old barrels ❖Awards Robert Parker / Wine Advocate (April, 2017): 92/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 : 96/100, Platinum medal


Le Chardonnay Domaine de Baron’arques 2013 ❖Varietal mix 100 % Chardonnay ❖Vinification and maturing during 8 to 9 months 50 % new barrels 50 % 1-year-old barrels ❖Awards Robert Parker / Wine Advocate (April, 2015): 91/100 Wands (Japon) – (janvier 2015) : 16,5/20 Thetastingbook.com (Markus Del Monego) : 93/100


Domaine de Baronarques Grand Vin rouge 2013 ❖Varietal mix 80 % Bordeaux varieties

20 % Mediterranean varieties

53 % Merlot 23 % Cabernet Franc 4 % Cabernet Sauvignon 12 % Syrah 8 % Malbec

❖Maturing during 1 year 25% new barrels 75% 1- to 3-year-old barrels ❖Awards Robert Parker / Wine Advocate (April, 2015): 91-93/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 : 90/100 Silver medal


Domaine de Baron’arques 2012 ❖Varietal mix 80 % Bordeaux varieties 20 % Mediterranean varieties

60 % Merlot 13 % Cabernet Franc 7 % Cabernet Sauvignon 11 % Syrah 9 % Malbec

❖Maturing during 1 year 25% new barrels 75% 1- to 3-year-old barrels ❖ Awards Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) - (April 2015) : 93/100 Wands Japan (January 2015) : 16,5/20


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