winemaker Vincent Alexis
Region: South West
Grape varieties Grape varieties: Braucol (fer servadou), Cabernet franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merille, Merlot, Malbec, Sauvignon gris, Sémillon, Ugni blanc, Ondenc, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle, Chardonnay, Chenin
Surface Winery: 45 ha
Annual production: 130.000
Certification: Organic (AB)
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|The Château Barouillet is located in Pomport, in the Dordogne (24) in the middle of the Monbazillac appellation area among the highest plateaus of the appellation (175 m). It is located south of Bergerac, barely 50 km east of Saint-Emilion. The Winery covers 45 hectares, spread over 5 islets.
The Winery has been in the Alexis family for at least 8 generations! It is currently worked by three generations; the grandfather, father and son, Vincent.
Vincent Alexis who, after many trips, joined the family Winery in 2009 and gave it a new orientation towards peasant agriculture with an appreciation of each terroir, each plot, a "return to good peasant sense" as he puts it.
Thus the Winery has been marketing its wines by its own means since 2010 and Vincent is gradually converting the whole Winery into organic agriculture.
Whether in the vineyard or in the cellar, the work is carried out in relation to the lunar calendar thus bringing biodynamic practices. Herbal teas are also used to accompany the vine and respect the soil.
Vinification is done in the continuity of the work in the vineyard, respecting the raw material as much as possible: pneumatic press and indigenous yeasts. The only input that Vincent allows himself is SO2, but always in homeopathic doses. As in the vineyard, château adapts to each wine according to its terroir, its vintage and its destiny.