Domaine Vincent Siret-Courtaud

After gaining his agricultural engineering degree from the Ecole de Purpan in Toulouse, Vincent specialized in viticulture, obtaining an oenology degree in Dijon in 2002. He then honed his skills working as an estate manager for 4 years in the Gaillac region in South West France.

In 2006, Vincent took ownership of 10 hectares of vines in the Quincy appellation area and created Domaine Vincent Siret-Courtaud. In 2010, the domaine expanded with the acquisition of 3 hectares of vines in the Châteaumeillant appellation area. This is a winemaking family through and through – Vincent’s father, Jacques Siret, manages the Domaine du Grand Rosières with his sister and wife since the retirement of his parents.

Quincy 2012 Sauvignon Blanc White – Gold Medal Paris

Quincy is an Appellation d’origine controlee (AOC) in the Loire Valley wine region of France which produces dry white wine. It grows in two communes: Quincy and Brinay in the department of Cher. The Quincy vineyard is situated in the Champagne bérrichonne in the Cher department, between Bourges and Vierzon. It is planted on a plateau of the right bank of the river Cher. Extending from North to South, the East side of it is exposed, divided between the communes of Quincy and Brinay. Quincy white wine is only made using the Sauvignon grape.

Quincy is on a Kimmeridgian marly plateau, hanging over the Cher River. It is covered by a mixture of alluvium silica-clay soil. This mixture drains away the excess water and the in-depth marl cover preserves water, protecting it from a dry period.

Vincent’s wine is produced on 8 hectares of vines planted on sandy loams. The vines are between 10 to over 65 years of age.

This is a full on Quincy. The twenty + year old vines bring out the fruit and balance of the Sauvignon Blanc aged in tank for purity, while the old vines deliver up all their concentration and complexity. The wine has a brilliant, pale yellow color. Very expressive aromas of ripe fruit can be detected on the nose, with hints of lemon grass. On the palate, the wine is well balanced and complex with very good grip, citrus and underlying minerality on the finale. Here we can feel the influence of the old vines bringing forth the full expression of the terroir.