23,05,13   9:50 am

The Auvergne gang:Vincent Tricot

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Born in Anjou, Vincent left the Loire and attended Oenology School in Beaujolais in the early 1990’s. After graduating he stayed in the region and apprenticed in Brouilly for winemaker Patrick Coton. Around this time he met Marcel Lapierre and several other winemakers who were begining to attract attention to their non-interventionist style of winemaking.  Vincent was moved by their wines and quickly decided that this was the path for him.

 

In 2002 he moved with his wife and their 2 daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergene. They purchased  4.5 ha of organic vines and planted an additional  .6 ha.  Vincent had learned that the region had one of the largest concentrations of pre-phylloxera vines in France and was eager to for such a rare opportunity to work with.

 

In 2003 the family produced their first cuvee in “Les Marcottes” without any added sulphur and have continued that approach for all of the wines.  They Currently grow Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and hope to plant more vines in the coming years.

 

 

Les marcottes

Grape: Gamay

Average of the vines: 50 years

Soil: limestone clay and basalt

Yield: 20hl/ha

Harvest: manual

Winamaking: carbonic maceration

Aging: in oak or foudre

No filtration

No Fining

SO2: 0

 

 

Milan

Grape: Pinot Noir-Gamay

Average of the vines:

Soil: limestone clay and basalt

Yield: 20hl/ha

Harvest: manual

Winamaking: carbonic maceration

Aging: in oak or foudre

No filtration

No Fining

SO2: 0

 

 

 

 

 

Les 3 bonhommes

Grape: Pinot Noir

Average of the vines: 40 years

Soil: limestone clay and basalt

Yield: 20hl/ha

Harvest: manual

Winamaking:  destemmed, pushing over, burgundy style

Aging: 12 months in wooden cask

No filtration

No Fining

SO2: 0