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07/02/2014 : Xavier Choné (www.choneterroir.com) keeps on studying our best terroirs, and has published our Grand Rossignol soils map! It demonstrates the outstanding potential of this parcel... Terroir Map Block GR.
06/01/2014: Our 2012 Intense white gets 92/100 at Wine Enthusiast, although the 2011 Intense red gets 90/100. Thanks Roger Voss !
20/12/2013: After one year of efforts, we have gained the HEV certification "High Environmental Value farm" for our estate. It is the highest french ecological recognition, taking in account low dose treatments in the vineyard, biodiversity conservation, management of water ressources and low dose organic fertilizers use. To these main points, we have added: waste sorting and recycling, collection and depollution of liquid emanations of the cellar and vineyard, photovoltaic electricity production, etc... See the certificate.
28/09/2013: Le Grand Rossignol 2011 is "A little alien within Bordeaux Supérieur appellation" for the Bettane & Desseauve guide !
25/02/2013: Here it is: Our sustainable approach has been certified "Agriculture Respectueuse de l'Environnement en Aquitaine" . We want to go further in order to reach the highest level called HVE - "High Environmental Value".
21/02/2013: The 2011 Intense red wins a new Oscar trophy, for the third time in 3 vintages !
07/01/2013 : Our 2011 Heritage white gets 90 pts at Wine Enthusiast. ""This lightly wood-aged wine’s toasty character is finely balanced with tropical and citrus fruits. Full and ripe, the wine has both weight and a concentrated, rich aftertaste."
17/10/2013 : Xavier Choné (www.choneterroir.com) has delivered the first report of Château LAMOTHE-VINCENT terroirs, a new step in our pure expression pursuit: Terroirs Map Block CM.
05/06/2012 : The 2011 Heritage red meets some lovers during the Primeurs: "Coup de cœur" of Jacques Dupont - Le Point. « Great Wine » for the Revue des Vins de France. 3 stars « excellent » in Vino Magazine.
07/05/2012 : The 2011 Intense white is ranked within the dry white Bordeaux Top 10 in Vino (Belgium) et Wein and Markt (Germany) magazines.
05/03/2012: We are currently preparing an environmental certification, to concretize our efforts to protect Mother Nature. Our goal is to get it before September.
05/03/2012: You knows Jancis Robinson, the most acclaimed English wine reviewer ! She talks about us: "This is where the real value in Bordeaux lies, in the little, best-tended corners of the least glamorous areas run with dedication and enough cash to make the right decisions. The Vincent family first bought vineyards in the Entre Deux Mers (the prettiest bit of Bordeaux but entitled only to the Bordeaux appellation for its reds) in 1873. Another parcel was added in 1920 and today the estate in Montignac is run with panache by the brothers Christophe and Fabien, both formally qualified in the academic side of wine production. This generation, as is now so common, has travelled widely outside Europe and has steadily been upgrading the vineyard since the early 1990s. As you can see here, all the latest tricks are used to maximise exposure of the right number of bunches and they tick the minimal inputs boxes. A sprauncy new winery was built in 2000. The result is that even their most basic red, this wine labeled Merlot in big letters and Cabernet Sauvignon in small to denote the 20% stiffening Cabernet in the blend, is a consistent gold-medal winner.The 2010 won a gold at the all-important Paris show and is a notably deep crimson. I tasted it just after returning from Southwold to look at all the top and middle 2008s (on which I will be reporting next week). What a joy it was to experience a fully ripe wine! This wine is admittedly fruitarama - not New World but much sweeter than most red bordeaux - and yet it is recognisably Bordeaux with all the appetising qualities that involves. Very clean, bright fruit with just a hint of carbon dioxide, it is all of 14.5% alcohol and I would happily drink it any time over the next three years. I thought it excellent value at £8.49 from the very worthwhile Real Wine Company in the UK, but it is widely distributed at much lower prices in European countries with much lower wine duties. What a steal this wine is in France! So much cheaper than the equivalent quality would be outside Europe. Sad, though, as it must be quite difficult to make much of a business out of selling at such a low price a wine into which so much effort goes. Their white wines are very solid, too." Jancis Robinson.
01/02/2012: New participation in the Bordeaux Oscars competition and new award for our "Intense" cuvée 2010 !
01/12/2011: The 2011 vintage by Denis Dubourdieu.
01/10/2011: 2 "Coup de Coeurs" (Best award Trophy) in the Guide Hachette 2012: For our Bordeaux Rouge 2009 and our "Héritage" 2009. We are all very proud!
01/09/2011: We speak about us in Le Monde newspaper! Considered as the most enjoyable Bordeaux Supérieur, our 2009 "Héritage" distinguishes itself again.
01/02/2011: Participation in the Bordeaux Oscars competition: Our 2009 Intense Red gets a trophy !
27/01/2011: For the 4th time in 5 vintages, our Heritage red (2008) has been selected among the "Talents du Bordeaux Supérieur 2008", which reward each year the 5 best wines in this appellation, by french and foreigner journalists and wine professionnals . Sold in 21 countries, this wine can be enjoyed almost everywhere. Ask for your country's distributor !
05/09/2010: We start harvest. Vintage foresight.
01/02/2010: Here they are. Our first photovoltaic panels have just been delivered. Finally, 300 m² of them will cover our south-facing roofs. They will produce around 40.000 kWh/year of green energy, which is our average consumption, thus leading to a neutral footstep for Mother Nature.
19/10/2009: End of 2009 harvest. Vintage keys.
10/10/2009: In order to reduce our water needs, rains are now collected in a 10.000 liters vat. They will be used for vineyard machinery cleaning purposes, which doesn't need safe water.
17/09/2009: A new step in our ecological approach: Altough we have been depolluting liquid emanations from the cellars since 1998, we can now manage to collect and depollute waters used for vineyard machins cleaning.
28/05/2009: Wine competitions are now closed: 13 new medals -4 Gold - add to our lists (to be consulted in our technical wine sheets).
02/11/2008: Pierre Sauvey (Aujourd'hui en France & Le Parisien) was charmed by our Bordeaux Supérieur Héritage.
30/09/2008: La Libre Belgique highlights our 2007 red Bordeaux.
12/05/2008: Wine competitions are now closed: 15 new medals -7 Gold - add to our lists (to be consulted in our technical wine sheets).
02/02/2008: Our Château LAMOTHE-VINCENT Héritage 2005 makes us proud ! After being awarded three gold medals and a "coup de coeur" in the 2008 Hachette Guide, it has just been selected as the best 2005 AOC Bordeaux Supérieur wine by french journalists and wine retailers ! (see awards and reviews)
23/12/2006: 2006 vintage, The 2005 little son...
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