Guided by his passion Vincent Marie worked his way through to natural wine. Wine tasting supporter at first, he then became exhibition planner putting the spotlight on natural wine with his now legendary energy. There was born his wish to make wine so to complete the circle. With a Viti-Oeno BTS degree he left “his” Normandy to start out with Patrick Meyer and Bruno Schueller, in Alsace. Not bad for top quality training ! Experience that will allow him to understand the fundamental principles of biodynamics and to gain winemaking practice and ask himself the crucial questions related to it. Enthusiastic for Patrick Bouju wines from Auvergne (one should say « juices » !) Vincent Marie found 1,50 ha of vine in the Volvic area. There, he was fascinated by the amazing variety of terroirs from recent to ancient volcanic activity origin. He was won by thoses frank, generous and fresh juices. Vines that immediately went into organic conversion.
His priority being the respect of the living, the plant, the soil, and health. In 2015, he rented the Tournoël Domaine and ended up running 5 hectares. Gamay, pinot noir, syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon, sylvaner, and auxerrois pinot. All together providing from 5 to 7 cuvées depending on vintages. As for the soils, he is the defender of a solution requiring less passing so less settling. This is where animal towing plays a major part for Vincent. Long live the horse ! Work is efficient and the bond with the animal provides him a lot of joy. More, he manages controlled cover cropping : supply of mineral components, organic matters, fundamental principles to plant strength and soil structuring. No œnological input during vinification. No filtration, no sulphite input before bottling. A major argument for naming his domaine « No Control » !