Fontaine du Clos has the best authentic flavours!
It’s just crazy how they combine everything so well!!!
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Interview of Mr. Jean-François BARNIER, Wine Producer – Fontaine du Clos for AsiaImportNews – Exclusive
Could you please tell us the story of your winery, when it was created and how it developed decades after decades ?
The winery has been created by my parents in 1990. Wine grower and nurseryman for 3 generations, my parents made the choice to create the winery to make discover the grapes richness of our vineyard.
What sort of wines are you producing ?
Nowadays we produce 14 different vintages, with the three colors and several designations : « Vacqueyras » and « Côtes du Rhône ». But our main production is « Vins de Pays » which we are really proud of.
How important are your export distribution compared to national distribution ?
80% in France and 20% export
What sort of distributors are your customers ?
Essentially cellar men in liquor store, retailer and specialized sector of bars, hotels and restaurants.
Why your wines are different from other wineries in your area ?
With our range of 52 types of grapes we have the capacity of constant creation and innovation. That’s how is born our vintage AURA in white and red. The blend of Caladoc, Marselan and many others unknown for the majority of consumers allow us to make discover authentic flavours.
Our vines are fruity, tasty and generous. Each vintage has it’s own personality and everyone finds the one which suit the most.
Do you produce grapes in a organic or environmental friendly method, or with general methods ?
With our nursery and the sanitary restrictions, we don’t have the ability to produce organic wine. Nevertheless, our priority is to maintain our land for the future generations, that’s why we do sustainable agriculture.
Are your wines already distributed in Asia, and if not what are the countries you are looking for new distributors ?
Yes, we already sell in Asia : in China and Honk-Kong. We would like to develop those markets and expand also in Vietnam and Japan.
Is there anything who want to add about your wines, story or any news ?
We organize visits of our winery during the summer, with a tasting at the end of the tour. If some of your readers spend holidays in the Vallée du Rhône they will be very welcome in our vineyard.
Thank you Mr. Jean-François BARNIER, Wine Producer – Fontaine du Clos for your time and answers!
Fontaine du Clos: www.fontaineduclos.com
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