In 2002, after travelling the world, Vincent moved with his wife Marie and their 2 daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergne, where they were lucky enough to take over a winery that has been farmed organically since 1971. Vincent had learned that the region had one of the largest concentrations of pre-phylloxera vines in France and was eager to take up such a rare opportunity. They strived for a few years to master winemaking without added sulphites, and since 2011 they have been able to do this.
Marie and Vincent's wines grow on fabulous terroir, clay limestone crossed by volcanic rock, the typical basalt of the Auvergne soils, which give the wine that natural energy.
This happy wine is 100% Gamay from clay, limestone soils. Hand harvested, whole cluster fermentation, semi-carbonic maceration with indigenous yeasts. 12 months in French oak. No added sulphites. Fresh and pure with lovely red cherries and plums. Nice bright fruit with good acidity and a subtle peppery note. A supremely cheerful, drinkable tipple.
Marie & Vincent Tricot 'Les Petites Fleurs' Gamay
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