Domaine Causse Marines

France - Gaillac

The name Domaine Causse Marines is derived from the domain’s geography: Causse after the rocky plateau of limestone and calcareous soil on which the vines grow, and Marines, the name of the river that flows by the estate. The operation is run by Patrice Lescarret, who was previously studying oenology in Bordeaux before working at several estates in Sancerre and Provence, and Virginie Maignien, a former student of Beaune wine school who trained with Lescarret on the estate and chose not to leave.

Domaine Causse Marines uses mainly indigenous grape varieties, such as Mauzac, Loin de L’Oeil, Ondec and Braucol. They are grown on the principle of selection massale, a traditional way of growing vines that uses grafting of older vines rather than cloning. This means the vineyards are diverse, and in this case can trace their heritage back to the time of the Second World War.

 

 

The wines are produced using biodynamic principles, as certified by Demeter. This means that there is only a very limited amount of intervention – fining and filtration are kept to a minimum and only a small level of sulphites are used. The grapes are all harvested by hand to ensure only the finest are used in the process.

When Lescarret first bought the estate from a retired farmer in 1993, it covered 8 hectares of land. It has since grown to 15 hectares, and produces an average yield of around 35 hl/hectare.

The wines are a perfect reflection of their terroir, and the traditional means of their production makes for unique, authentic flavours.

Lescarret said of his work, “We can make organic wine without having long hair and smoking grass! One can do natural wines that don’t smell like a cow’s fart.”

Domaine Causse Marines Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
Gaillac "Les Greilles" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
Gaillac "Les Greilles" Login Bottle (75cl) 1996
Gaillac "Les Greilles" Login Bottle (75cl) 1994
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 2009
VDF "Zacmau" Login Bottle (75cl) 1996
VDF "Dencon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
VDF "Dencon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
VDF "Dencon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
VDF "Dencon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
VDF "Et Caetera" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Gaillac "Peyrouzelles" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
VDF "Du Rat des Paquerettes" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
VDF "Du Rat des Paquerettes" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
VDF "Causse Toujours" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
VDF "Causse Toujours" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
VDF "7 Souris" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
VDF "7 Souris" Login Bottle (75cl) 2008
VDF "Raides Bulles" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015

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