In 1975 he bought the current domaine, but realized that the previous owners hadn’t kept up the vineyards. The old vines of Carignan, Grenache and Aramon couldn’t be saved, and so Mr. Barbier had to rip out all the old roots.
Foiled again, the family decided to plant asparagus, and devoted the estate to that crop for almost two decades, but in the 90s they replanted, and refocused on vineyards. Today 28 of the estates 39 hectares are under vine.

I say: Gulpable. A perfect wine to sip from your backyard hammock. Lots of strawberry on this one.