VDF Grain de Folie Causse Marines 2018 500ml

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VDF Grain de Folie Causses Marines, biodynamic dessert wine, local varieties, Petit Manseng, Verdanel, unctuous and soft sweet wine, 200 grams/litre approx residual sugar. A natural sweet wine made from noble rot grapes and late harvesting. The wine has beautiful balance of sweetness and acid, with confit apricot, quince and flowers on the nose and a deliciously rich, caramelised apple on the palate. There is a slight oxidative note in the wine, which is made with very low sulphur addition and none through the ageing process which takes place in old barriques for about 18 months. Not made for several vintages, we are delighted it is back.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 500ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Causses Marines
Country France
Region South West, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Dessert Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Mauzac
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur 46 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles

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 by buying 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 and having met Patrice whilst on a brief training stint at his vineyard never left his side again. 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 biodynamic and their philosophy is simple, look after the land and let the wines make themselves.

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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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VDF Grain de Folie Causse Marines 2018 500ml