Producer wine
Marie and Vincent Tricot

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Auvergne

PRODUCTION :

Marie and Vincent Tricot

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 from winemaker Patrick Coton. Around this time he met Marcel Lapierre and several other winemakers who were beginning 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, after travelling the world, he moved with his wife and their 2 daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergne. 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 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.

 

CUVÉES
Wine

“Rouge Lux”

Region: Auvergne
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard Size: 4.80 hectares
Soil: volcanic, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 20 mg/L

Wine

“White Light (White Heat)”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Chardonnay, Muscat
Vineyard Size: 5.1 hectares
Soil: volcanic, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Escargot”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 5.1 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, basalt
Average Age of Vines: 45 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Rosé

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 0.60 hectares
Soil: volcanic, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in fiberglass
Fining:
 none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Rasséréné”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Size: 5.1 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barriques
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les Milans”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 4 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone, volcanic marl
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“La Petit Rouge de la Côte Ouest”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
 Gamay
Vineyard Size: 4.80 hectares
Soil: volcanic, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
spontaneous fermentation in fiberglass with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in old oak
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les Petites Fleurs”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
 Gamay
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster fermentation, semi-carbonic maceration with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in French oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les Marcottes”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 5.1 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, basalt
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 10 day-3 week carbonic maceration, fermentation in foudres with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in foudres
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les 3 Bonhommes”

Region: Auvergne
Grape:
 Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 5.1 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, basalt
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in wooden casks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none