Rarely if ever did we taste such pure black cherry flavour in a wine. Wet stones, minerals, light red berries on the nose, the palate opens up with the same red berries, lemon skins, red apple but also with vibrancy and energy before giving way to the ripest, most intense black cherry notes which accompany the wine right through its fresh, finely balanced finish. Get your hands on these while you can!
Organic Gamay, Rouge Lux comes from the volcanic soils of Auvergne in central Loire made naturally by Marie and Vincent Tricot. This one is hand harvested and wild fermented in fiberglass vats, then pressed off to old barrel before getting bottled unfiltered with almost no sulphur added. Racy, mineral driven dark red fruit with a savoury streak. Get it while you can!
MARIE AND VINCENT TRICOT, Orcet, Auvergne
Originally from Anjou, Vincent first discovered the world of wine, specifically that of natural wine, in Beaujolais when he helped Jo Cotton with the harvest.
In 2002, after travelling the world, he 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 working organically since 1971. They purchased 4.5 ha of organic vines and planted an additional 1 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.
They strived for a few years to master winemaking without added sulphites, and since 2011 they have been able to do this. Tricot's wines are fun and easy in the positive sense of the expression, mate wine and wine to participate, that's exactly how they imagine the wine and make it accordingly. 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.