Les 3 Bonhommes
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 5.10 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay, basalt
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in wooden casks
Added S02: none
Marie and Vincent Tricot
Born in Anjou, Vincent left the Loire and attended Oenology School in Beaujolais in the early 1990s. After graduating he stayed in the region and apprenticed in Brouilly from 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.
In 2002, after traveling the world, he moved with his wife and their 2 daughters to the village of Orcet in Auvergne. They purchased 4.5 ha of organic vines and planted an additional 6 ha. Vincent 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 them.
In 2003 the family produced their first cuvee in “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.
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