Vincent et Marie Tricot, Escargot Chardonnay


Escargot Chardonnay is deeply flavoured and vibrant; very aromatic, ripe pear and green apple, sage and minty notes with mineral, salty character. 

100% Chardonnay hand-harvested from 45 year-old vines grown in limestone, clay, and basalt soils. Biodynamic farming, as with all of the Tricot's land, native yeasts starts and end the fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in a mix of old oak barrels and clay amphora, no fining, filtering, no SO2 added. Pure, wild and natural wine.


Biodynamic, Natural

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.