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DOMAINE EMMANUEL BAROU

LVT 2018 wh 2017 r An organic vineyard since 1972, a long way back. The Saint-Joseph red is carefully made, with good fruit purity - natural, elegant wine. The Condrieu is tightly textured, stylish, and receives less new oak than in the past, as Emmanuel seeks more freshness. The Vins de pays are really good in thier grade, most unfussy and agreeable. There's a good Viognier vin de pays, a good value Marsanne, a free drinking Merlot (since 2014), and respectable Syrah vins de pays also. The second St Jo red, terra Nostra, introduced in 2007, is a little on the oak, since it's fermented and raised in new oak - and it's 50% more expensive than the classic un Autre Monde St Jo red. Emmanuel [pictured, right, with Théo Allemand, son of Thiérry] used to grow peaches and apricots organically, but is now much reduced, down to 1.5 hectares.

He also works another 3 hectares under the title SCEA des Toreyres, with a friend called Bertand Lachal; the latter worked in metallurgy until changing in 2009 and spending four years with François Villard. This is split 1.5 ha St Joseph, 0.3 ha Condrieu (newly planted on Arcoules at Limony) and 1.2 ha vin de pays. Their first St Jo red is L’Audace from the Toyères site. The Viognier vin de pays is called L’Aplomb.

Emmanuel & Marie-Agnès Barou 966 route de Picardel 07340 Charnas

Tel: +33(0)475 34 02 13

http://www.domaine-barou.com

emmanuel.barou@terre-net.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) NL 3) GB 4) Japan –before was 1) USA 2) Switzerland

Percentage Exported: 25%, up from 10%

British Importers: The Wine Society Stevenage www.thewinesociety.com

USA Importers: Fruit of the Vine Imports Inc 5102 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City NY 11101-5690 +1718 392 5640 Mission Wine Merchants 1114 Mission Street South Pasadena CA 91030 +1626 403 9463 www.missionwinemerchants.com Anvil Wine Co Denver CO www.anvilwinecompany.com info@anvilwinecompany.com Arborway Imports 141 Middlesex Turnpike #2 Burlington MA 01803 +1781 365 1137 www.arborwayimports.com Daniel Mallo New York NY Chambers Street Wines David Lillie 148 Chambers Street New York NY 10007 +1212 227 1434 www.chambersstwines.com office@chambersstwines.com has been Artisanal Cellars VT Rafael Flores +1802 299 7896 www.artisanalcellars.com raf@artisanalcellars.com Paris Wine Company Joshua Adler +33(0)977 198 345 +1415 800 3162 josh@pariswinecompany.com www.pariswinecompany.com