Who: Vincent Alexis, 3rd generation grape farmer/winemaker
Where: 24240 Pomport
Vineyards: 40 hectares farmed organically, divided between 4 appellations: Monbazillac, Bergerac, Pécharmant, Cotes de Bergerac Moelleux. The winery sits on the crossroads of 3 different communes; Pomport, Mescoules et Lembras, in Southern Bergerac, less than 50 km from Saint Emilion.
Why vigneron? “I have a habit of saying that just like Obélix (classic French cartoon character), I fell into the ‘tank’ when I was young, and grew up knowing only making wine.”
Cellar: I realized, eventually, that being a ‘vigneron’ could be different from what it meant for my father. Though inspired by him and our lineage of winemaking, I took a different path than he in converting our entire domain to organic viticulture and estate-bottling our wines, no longer selling to the bulk market. I came to learn that I could be creative and innovative in my winemaking. My wines are made with little to minimally added sulfites.
Fun fact: For the past 7 years we have had a ‘pet’ crow named Coco at the winery…you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a crow playing with dogs!
Château Barouillet wines are distributed in the following states via the following distributors:
California ; http://www.amyatwood.com/
D.C., MD/VA ; http://cometewines.com/
New York + national ; http://www.jennyandfrancois.com/
Rhode Island ; https://www.winebros.net/