Vincent Quirac, formerly a desert guide in the Sahara, started his new life in wine from a blank page. It was his childhood friend Patrice Lescarret of Domaine des Causses Marines who would train him and accompany him in his first steps. But Vincent is a quick learner, and the quality level in his wines has seen a meteoric rise. Vincent is an attentive and meticulous gardener more than a big time producer – here we’re talking about 1.5 hectare. He produces a Graves and a Sauternes with great care and attention, and whose value for money is simply extraordinary. The style is of the “Beaujolais school”, semi-carbonic vinification, SO2 slightly higher than a typical natural wine. Which is normal for one who produces so little – it’s best to ensure one’s income. This is the kind of wine we’d to like see more of from Bordeaux. Vincent redefines, in a way that gives him a considerable head start on his peers, the flavour of authenticity: fruit, pleasure, immediacy... A real eye-opener.
A nose of prunes, cherries, and blackberries, with a backbone of spice... The palate is fleshy, structured and elegant, with enough tannins and acidity to ensure fine ageing potential. A quintessential example of natural Bordeaux at its best, and an excellent value to boot!