Vincent et Marie Tricot, Les Petites Fleurs (Gamay d'Auvergne)


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Les Petites Fleurs is 100% Gamay d'Auvergne. Clay, limestone soils. Hand harvested. Whole cluster fermentation, semi-carbonic maceration with indigenous yeasts. 12 months in French oak. Zero SO2 added. It feels electrically charged, showing vibrant red berries, wild hedgerow fruit and flowery notes. Light, superbly articulate, delicious.

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.