" When, in 1873 and 1920, the great grandparents each bought their first plots, they were unaware that the fruit grown on their land would be blended to produce fine wines and that they, too, would be united to form a family of fine wine growers. The blend from vines from these two areas, first made in 1969, soon pleased wine brokers and merchants from the Bordeaux market, who appreciated this beautiful wine year after year. The very name of the owners produced a few comments. Indeed, Saint-Vincent, patron of vine growers, seemed to guide this family…
They are heirs to traditional knowledge, constantly building upon, and are involved in the professional and cultural wine life of Bordeaux. This family continuity has helped them to carry out lenghty work in drainage or to obtain, progressively, the ideal grape varieties for the different terroirs. The most suitable vinification has been developed and an attentive and experienced team contributes know-how in the vineyard, alongside the owners. Respect of the vine evidenced by meticulous care complements the vinification, with its temperature control, pneumatic press, maturation on lees, etc. : The latest technology has been used in the construction of a new vinification cellar.
Since the arrival of Christophe
in 1990, the vineyard has been restructured. His observation of the vines dates
from age 12, and his love of the soil shows each day through his endless search
for the perfect balance between soils and vines; Indeed, he’s sure these are
the only elements providing ripe and distinctive grapes. At this time, the first
vintages marketed in bottles (from 1988 onwards) by his parents, Bernard and
Josette, have been rewarded by many awards and good reviews. When Fabien arrived
in 1999, priority was given to the search for full expression of aromas and
balance. Château Lamothe-Vincent also
benefits from his constant determination to explore new ways of vinification and
experiences in France, New-Zealand and Australia have opened his mind to retain only the
best in the Old and New world styles.
Christophe VINCENT, 49 years old, has superior Wine growing and Oenology qualifications. Fabien VINCENT, 46, holds the degrees of Master of Wine Estate Management and Master of Science in Biochemistry.