Sixth GENERATION: Vincent LACOSTE took over in 2008.
Our history begins when Jean VILLARS bought the vines and mix crops lands in 1833, then he acquired the house August the 20th in 1839.
Younger, Vincent was not interested in the vineyard. It is trough his studies in the Agriculture Superior School of Angers (ESA) that his motivation grew to continue the legacy of five generations dedicated to the production of wine. In the region of Anjou Vincent talked with wine producers who are involved in Organic Agriculture and his concern begins to grow until January of 2010 when I took the decision to change all the production into organic.
The quality of our wines is directly linked to the terroir and its own expression, with a specific geographical area, the type of soil, and favorable climatic conditions. knowledge and experience allow us to offer you a variety of wines with their own characteristics, flavors and personalities.
While the Cotes de Bordeaux appellation was officially created in 2009, the genesis of the idea was planted in 1985 when the separate, but distinctive regions banded together to create the Association de Cotes de Bordeaux. The named eventually changed to Les Cinq Côtes de Bordeaux, to include additional appellations. Things started coming together by 2003, and in 2009, the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation was created with the purpose of helping to promote the wines from the previously separate appellations as a united group.
The specific areas were chosen because they shared similar terroirs of gravel, clay and limestone soils. Another consideration was the fact that the vast majority of the wines produced in those soils were dominated by the Merlot grape. One problem, or virtue, (Depending on your point of view) found in the new appellation is the ability for producers from any terroir in the now, very large Cotes de Bordeaux appellation to incorporate grapes from any of the previously, separate appellations; Cotes de Castillon, Cotes de Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux and Cotes de Francs into their wine.
For more information on Cotes de Bordeaux www.bordeaux-cotes.com
Why Working with Vincent Lacoste at Chateau de Cranne
As always, I have been in contact with Vincent thru a mutual friends. I was not working with Bordeaux but wanted to work with one family producing some Côtes de Bordeaux as I think this is where we can find value in that vast region. We meet, discuss and tasted his wines and decided to work together. On the top Vincent is producing some Loupiac and offer me to work with of one his friend in Graves: Chateau Venus