AN INTIMATE DINNER WITH MADELEINE HERBEAU & AMELIE BARROT
Madeleine is a fourth generation Provencal winemaker, though initially her university studies at the Sorbonne and Edhec Business School launched her into a marketing career with Nestle in Paris. It did not take her widowed father Brice long to lure her back to their 300 hectare estate 15 k north of Aix-en-Provence, convincing her that her business skills married to vineyard management and winemaking duties could gain Chateau Barbebelle the recognition it deserved.
Catherine Mousset married Robert Barrot and their part of the inheritage was named Vignobles Mousset-Barrot, which Robert managed and developed for 30 years. Today it’s their two daughters, Gaelle and Amelie, who are in charge of the property. Amelie, after graduating with a masters in Economy from the Grenoble University and a masters in Business and Oenology from Dijon Business School, decided to join the property in 2001.