Domaine Marie et Vincent Tricot
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Country of Origin: France
Location: Orcet, Auvergne
People: Marie & Vincent Tricot, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Wine Terroirs: Marie & Vincent Tricot (Auvergne, Loire)
Marie and Vincent Tricot epitomize a new generation of Auvergne vignerons who are bringing this corner of the Loire back in the forefront of the wine landscape.
Born in Anjou, Vincent Tricot 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 for 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.
Vincent and Marie met while working for a large domaine in the Costières de Nîmes. Marie is from a family of vignerons in Beaujolais. Together, in 2002, they moved with their two daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergne. The decision to come to the region was purely financial; they could afford to buy vineyard land in the Auvergne. They purchased 4.5 ha of certified organic vines and planted an additional 0.6 ha.
In 2003 the family produced their first cuvee ‘Les Marcottes’ without any added sulfur 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.