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Château Barbebelle

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From trade to ancient Rome

Château Barbebelle is one of the oldest properties in the region, already known in Roman times. The proof: the tomb of a famous Aixoise family has been found there: the Domin family...

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(13) Bouches-du-Rhône

Today, Madeleine, the winegrower, is there to bring modernity to this old-fashioned domain. Don't rest on your laurels! At the estate, we like to chat with the vines while riding between the rows at daybreak! The winegrower devotes special moments like this several times a week! The space that Château Barbebelle enjoys allows the technical teams to plant only the best plots, those with the best exposure and soil. On the property, we find a clay-limestone soil that is extremely beneficial for our vines. The vines are old (with an average age of 25 years) and have long roots which allow them to go and find the best from far away in the soil. We weed only mechanically and do not use chemical weed killers.

Our story

Before, Château Barbebelle was almost the only property in the area, the entire harvest was sold at the cellar on the spot. Today we have 7 cellars in our village alone. It's time to face the competition and find new markets! Being an only daughter, some people think that I was forced to take over the management of Barbebelle! Not at all! Disappointed by the marketing in a large food-processing group yet idealized by my business school, I didn't hesitate for long to choose life in Provence! The transition between my father and me was brutal. Imagine, dad doesn't even know how to use a computer and I'm joining an online community! My strength is that I have followed a quality commercial training that gives me confidence in myself and my ability to convince. Today we are 7 wineries in our village alone! It's time to face the competition and find new markets! As an only daughter, some people think that I was forced to take over the management of Barbebelle! Not at all! Disappointed by the marketing in a large food-processing group yet idealized by my business school, I didn't hesitate for long to choose life in Provence! The transition between my father and me was brutal. Imagine, dad doesn't even know how to use a computer and I'm joining an online community! My strength is that I have followed a quality commercial training that gives me confidence in myself and my ability to convince. In addition, I want to work hard to develop Barbebelle!

Other little stories

For me, being a winemaker is knowing your property by heart. Knowing how to take advantage of every square metre of its terroir to make such and such a vine flourish to produce quality grapes. It also means knowing how to project oneself into the future and to anticipate planting in an intelligent way (choice of plots to be planted, grape varieties, layouts, etc.). Being a winegrower also means mastering 10 professions at the same time: taking care of your vines, making wine with rigour and elegance, choosing the packaging for your bottles, managing supplies and logistics, selling your wine, managing your accounts, untangling the administrative ropes, managing your teams, inventing your own communication agency! All the links in the chain are essential. Being a winegrower means knowing your property by heart. Knowing how to make the most of every square metre of its terroir to ensure that such and such a vine flourishes to produce quality grapes. It also means knowing how to project oneself into the future and anticipate planting intelligently (choice of plots to be planted, grape varieties, layouts, etc.). I have complete confidence in our oenologist and I know I can count on him. He started his career at the same time as my father and now he has become one of the best oenologists in the South of France. He advises me as if I were his daughter! Being a winemaker means knowing his property by heart. Knowing how to take advantage of every square metre of its terroir to make such and such a vine flourish to produce quality grapes. It also means knowing how to project oneself into the future and anticipate planting in an intelligent way (choice of plots to be planted, grape varieties, layouts, etc.). I have complete confidence in our oenologist and I know I can count on him. He started his career at the same time as my father and now he has become one of the best oenologists in the South of France. He advises me as if I were his daughter!

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Tasting of the wines of the Château
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