domaine barou

Emmanuel Barou

Emmanuel Barou's grandfather established the family farm outside Charnas, in a remote area of the Ardèche in 1928. His goal was to create a self sustaining farm, and the family grew all their own produce and raised their own animals, selling off whatever excess they had. Later, Emmanuel's father Alexis took over the farm, and continued to raise dairy cows, tend peach and apricot orchards, and grow grapes. In 1971, Alexis took the risk of a total conversion to organic farming. At the time, a market for organic produce did not exist in France, so until 1983 he continued to sell his organic produce to conventional wholesalers, and at conventional prices despite much lower yields!


In 1997, after studying viticulture and oenology in Orange and Avignon, Emmanuel took over the family domaine and oriented the exploitation towards viticulture. This specialization resulted in the planting of new plots in AOC Saint-Joseph and Condrieu AOC, and the renovation of an old barn into a new chai. Today, the domaine consists of 7 hectares of Vin de Pays vines on the granite soils around Charnas, and 3 hectares in nearby Limony of AOC St Joseph and Condrieu. Since 2013, the domaine has been practicing biodynamic methods.


 
 
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Saint Joseph Rouge

Varietal : 100% Syrah                     Color: Red

From vineyards around Limony. 20% Whole Cluster. Aged in barrels (10% new) for 10 months.

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Vin de Pays Syrah Les Vernes

Varietal : 100% Syrah                 Color: Red

From 30+ year old vines around Charnas. 80% Whole Cluster. Aged in 5-6 year old barrels for 9 months.

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Condrieu

Varietal : 100% Viognier                  Color : White

Skin Maceration for 10-12 hours. Temperature controlled fermentation in barrels at 16-20º C. Aged in barrels (30% new) for 9 months, with batonnage twice per month.

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Saint Joseph Blanc

Varietals : 50% Roussanne, 50% Marsanne        Color: White

80% Whole Cluster. Skin Maceration for 10-12 hours. Temperature controlled fermentation in barrels at 16-20º C. Aged in 1-2 year old barrels for 9 months.

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Vin de Pays Viognier

Varietal : 100% Viognier                        Color: White

Skin Maceration for 10-12 hours. 80% Whole Cluster. Temperature controlled fermentation in barrels at 16-20º C. Aged in 2 year old barrels for 9 months.

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Vin de Pays Marsanne

Varietal : 100% Marsanne                      Color: White

Skin Maceration for 10-12 hours. 80% Whole Cluster. Temperature controlled fermentation in barrels at 16-20º C. Aged in 4-5 year old barrels for 9 months.

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Vin de Pays SYRAH PETIT COLORADO

Varietal : 100% Syrah                      Color: Red

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