The Auvergne, a region animated by something of a renaissance, has become attractive for young winegrowers whose desire is to produce truly natural wines. Vincent Marie decided in 2012 to settle down to practice a "no control" viticulture, that is to say say without constraint, additives or correctives to highlight the grapes and the terroirs in all their purity of expression.
It was the discovery of natural wines that led Vincent Marie to become a winegrower. Training with Patrick Meyer and Bruno Schueller in Alsace, and marked by the work of Patrick Bouju (Domaine La Bohème), he chose in 2012 to purchase some vines in Auvergne and, in 2015, to add those of the Domaine de Tournament located in the Volvic region, north of Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dôme. The whole estate - 5 hectares of vines - mainly includes Gamay (Gamay Beaujolais) and its variant called Gamay d'Auvergne (longer maturation and more marked acidity), as well as Pinot Noir, but also a rare Syrah from the Auvergne, locally called Damas Noir, among others. The “no control” philosophy of this rock lover only authorizes tillage and vinification without inputs. The harvest – small yields – is vinified in whole bunches, with punching down, and at the end of devatting and pressing the free run juice and the press juice are blended. Unfiltered wines with no added sulphur, pure local juices.