Guide to the Loire regions

Reuilly

Grower Profiles

Jacques Vincent
Jacques Vincent can justifiably claim to be the King of Pinot Gris within Reuilly, enjoying a perpetual listing within the annual Le Guide Hachette des Vins which helps deliver a strong and loyal following of private clients (who represent 85% of his total sales) literally to his door. He receives visitors at his house, a modest 1990s new build on the edge of Lazenay, overlooking some of the 70 hectares of cereals that Jacques also farms. The cellar, a prefabricated warehouse - which dates from the same time - is next door.

His 8.5 hectares of vines are located on the opposite side of the Arnon and all within the lieu-dit of ĎLes Lignisí. As demand dictates, Pinot Gris accounts for four hectares of plantings, embellished with 2.20ha of Sauvignon and 2.30ha of Pinot Noir. The vines average around 20 years old, which dates them to around the time of the renaissance of the appellation, although the oldest were planted in 1973, the year he first started making wine.

The kindly and quietly spoken Jacques makes wines that are best described as delicate and elegant; a little understated, in keeping with the man himself. Given his localized and loyal following, itís unlikely that one will find them much beyond a few restaurant tables within the Berry, but these wines come highly recommended and are certainly worth seeking out.

Domaine Jacques Vincent
Jacques Vincent
Les Chaumes
11 Chemin des Caves
Lazenay
T: + 33 2 48 51 73 55
F: + 33 2 48 51 14 96
jacvin@aliceadsl.fr

 

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