Water – Earth – Air – Fire
A wine festival with the focus on solidarity
A bit of history
The Saint Vincent Tournante takes place every year and celebrates Saint Vincent, patron saint of the winemaker. Beginning with the Middle Ages, each village would have a “mutual aid society”, an association of communal assistance among winemakers, originally religious in nature and placed under the protection of Saint Vincent and that of each village’s own patron saint. For Corpeau this is Saint Martin; for Puligny, Saint Bernard. Each village has a statue of their own saint, entrusted to a different winemaker each year for safekeeping.
The Saint Vincent Tournante created in 1938 by the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin brings together some 85 Burgundian mutual aid societies. A grand processional parade of the patron saints of each society, in this way representing the solidarity of the villages, is followed by a religious ceremony dedicated to Saint Vincent and starts off the festivities of the weekend. Each village in turn takes on the role of organising this major yearly event open to the public. For weeks ahead of time the inhabitants work together to offer the visitors the most festive reception they can, decorating the houses, streets and shops according to a chosen theme.
The Saint Vincent Tournante is a festive expression of winemaker solidarity, secular and open to all: winemakers, wine-lovers and bons-vivants curious about Burgundian traditions.
The 4 elements
the theme 2021
The great Burgundy wines issue from an essential and delicate balance between the earth (the Terroir), the water (which is a source of life for the plant), the air (this brings oxygen and purifies the plant) and the fire (the sun which makes the grapes ripen). These four elements, intimately linked, create the quality of the Terroirs and the grapes that produce the characteristic wines of Corpeau, Puligny-Montrachet and Blagny.
This theme allows us to project ourselves into the future while paying homage to the past. In this time when our planet is raising cries of alarm, these four elements will emphasize the importance of the environment.
Sobriety & elegance
The logo and the glass
A cabotte, iconic symbol of Burgundy wine heritage around the world, appears on this glass emblematic of the festival. A cabotte, a small stone house typical of the Burgundy wine-growing landscape, has been constructed between the two villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Corpeau, reaffirming the deep ties between the two villages. The Montrachet hill is represented by a modern curve on either side of the cabotte
For the 77th edition of the Saint-Vincent Tournante 2021 we propose a classic and elegant wineglass. Ideal for your professional tastings or with friends! Hybrid in form, this glass will highlight our white and red wine appellations. It will also bring out the best in your sparkling wines.
A project with great attention to detail
The official poster
A photographic project from the universe of Pierre JAVELLE and his miniature figurines to discover soon!!!
Pierre Javelle is an illustrator-photographer. He is known for his work on scaled relationships with miniature figures of mainly railway model-making. His work is published in several French and foreign magazines and newspapers. He also works in publishing for cookbooks at Hachettes Marabout.