This Domaine gets its name from its location in the remote hamlet of Barroubio, which borders the Haut-Languedoc national park. The 60-hectare estate has been tended by the Miquel family since the 15th century. Situated in the département of Hérault in the middle of the Languedoc region, the domaine is not far from the picturesque village of St. Jean de Minervois, famed for its lusciously sweet wines made using the muscat à petits grains grape. Indeed, the majority of Domaine de Barroubio’s 27 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to this variety. The terroir here is key to the excellent quality levels: the soils stand out as an island of blindingly white limestone in a landscape that is otherwise dominated by various shades of grey. This well-drained limestone is perfect, adding a complexity to the grapes that is rarely found elsewhere.
Domaine de Barroubio
Barroubio’s Muscat Sec has an intensely perfumed nose. This floral, almost candied nose, gives the
impression that the wine is going to be sweet. However, the wine is bone-dry, and very mineral. In the mouth, stone fruit flavours mix with pear, and orange blossom. In the intensely mineral finish, citrus fruits fuse with the floral notes to create a very unique and refreshing wine.