It was the exciting discovery of "natural" wines that made Vincent Marie decide to switch to viticulture and set up in the Auvergne. A "no control" viticulture, i.e. without constraint, additives or corrective measures to magnify the grapes and the terroirs in all their purity of expression.
It was the exciting discovery of "natural" wines that made Vincent Marie decide to switch to viticulture. After an internship with Patrick Meyer and Bruno Schueller in Alsace, and an interest in the work of Patrick Bouju (Domaine La Bohème), he decided in 2012 to acquire some vines in Auvergne and, in 2015, to add those of Domaine de Tournoël located in the Volvic region, north of Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dôme. The ensemble - 5 ha of vines - is mainly made up of gamay (Beaujolais gamay) and its variant known as Auvergne gamay (longer ripening and more pronounced acidity), as well as pinot noir, but also the rarer Auvergne syrah locally called damas noir, among others. The "no control" philosophy of this rock fan allows only soil work and vinification without inputs. The harvest - small yields - is worked in whole bunches, with punching down, and at the end of the devatting and pressing the free-run juice and the press juice are blended. The wines are unfiltered and without added sulphur: pure terroir juice!