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COTEAUX DU VENDOMOIS Patrice Colin PATRICE COLIN

DOMAINE PATRICE COLIN

AOC /APPELLATION: COTEAUX DU VENDOMOIS

Patrice Colin manages 48 acres close to the city of Vendome in the Middle Loire area of Touraine. He is the 8th generation of wine makers in this unique wine region .The AOC Coteaux du Vendomois is well known for its grapes: Pinot d’Aunis, a very ancient varietal dating from the 13th century.Patrice has been farming organically since 2008. Some of his vines are more than 80 years old. Patrice Colin has been a strong advocate for the AOC Coteaux du Vendomois and a leader in the “Vigneron independent” movement, a coalition of proud independent winemakers dedicated to the quality and integrity of the wine.

He speaks highly of his little village of Thoré la Rochette, birthplace of the Maréchal de Rochambeau - who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution.

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Two concepts central to higher end French wines are the notion of "terroir", which links the style of the wines to the specific locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) France and (AOP) Appellation d’Origine Protégée Europe system. Appellation rules closely define which grape varieties and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or even specific vineyards.

We do not select wines based on them being organic, biodynamic, or sustainable, but many of the wines produced by our winemakres fall in to one or more of these categories. The US regulations for organic wines are different from the French regulations for organic wines. Therefore, the French organic wines can’t carry on the bottle the French organic logo. We will mentionned in our descriptif if the wine is labeled organic in France.