Gaillac Les Greilles Causse Marines 2020

Gaillac Les Greilles
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Gaillac Les Greilles Causses Marines, biodynamic wine, low sulphur wine, stunning complexity and freshness. Les Greilles is outstanding biodynamic white wine from Domaine Causses Marines in Gaillac made from the very natural production of Mauzac, Ondenc, Loi de l Oeil and Muscadelle in the forgotten Gaillac region of the southwest of France. This is sublime drinking, dry, fresh yet complex and layered, perfect for fish with rich flavoured sauces. Only a few thousand bottles are made. A rare example of some of the unique gems still hidden in the French countryside. The vineyards at Causses Marines are made of very old vines dating back to world war two. Pascal and Virginie mainly grow indigenous grape varieties such as; Mauzac, Loin de L’Oeil, Ondenc and Braucol but also have plantings of Syrah. Soils are calcareous limestone on a rocky plateau. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodyanmic and their philosophy is simple. Look after the land and let the wines make themselves.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Causse Marines
Country France
Region South West, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Loin de l’œil, Mauzac, Ondenc
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur 46 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 8-10 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Hard Cheese, Vegan Dishes

Situated in Gaillac, Domaine Causse Marines is a 15 hectares wine estate managed by Patrice Lescarret and Virginie Maignien, both winemakers.

Patrice studied oenology in Bordeaux and then worked in Sancerre and Provence.  After a few years of working conventionally for others, he made the big leap and created his own estate in 1993.  He bought 8 hectares of vineyards from a retiring farmer. Virginie was a student of the ESSEC business school who quit everything to enrol in a wine school in Beaune.  After having met Patrice whilst on a brief training stint at his vineyard she never left his side again.

The vineyards at Causse Marines are made of very old vines dating back to world war two.  Pascal and Virginie mainly grow indigenous grape varieties such as Mauzac, Loin de L'Oeil, Ondenc and Braucol.  They also have some old vine plantings of Syrah.  Soils are calcareous limestone on a rocky plateau. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.  Their philosophy is simple, look after the land and let the wines make themselves.

Patrice Lescarret is one of our favourites.  He has just bought a small 'Mas' or farmhouse in the Pyrenees just south of Jurancon; in his words 'to escape'.  He is a man after our own heart, at one with nature and always in pursuit of honesty and authenticity in his life.  His delicious, imperfect wines reflect his philosophy 100%.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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