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Domaine de Causse Marines
Natural wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson And Roger McShane
Country: France

The wines of Virginie Maignien and Patrice Lescarret of Domaine de Causse Marines are instantly recognisable through their humorous wine labels with their irreverent, but obscure, jibes at French bureaucracy. However, they are very serious wine makers who are committed to restoring the Gaillac region to its former glory.
Their vineyards fall within two appellations - Gaillac and Marcillac both of which lie a short drive north of the south-west city of Toulouse. The vineyards are tended biodynamically with no pesticides or fungicides or artificial fertilizers used.
They make their wines naturally and have a wide range of unusual grape varieties to call on including Ondenc, Loin-de-l’oeil, Braucol, Duras and Mauzac.
The Les Greilles is a very savoury white wine made from Mauzac, Loin-de-l’oeil and Muscadelle. The Marcillac Rouge is a spicy, fresh, lively red wine made from Fer Servadou. This is a great wine for people who seek out obscure wines made from obscure grapes.
We also love the Sept Souris which is made from 100% Syrah. It is an elegant, spicy wine that shows the true expression of Syrah is the Gaillac terroir.
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