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Meet the producer: Marine Leys

Marine works with a mix of local varieties: Mauzac, Loin de l’Oeil, Braucol, Duras and then some Gamay, and Syrah (the most commercial of the varieties, and Gaillac used to sell a lot of bulk must and juice to other regions). She tends to 5 hectares and works organically.

Marine Leys

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After working as a diving instructor and an underwater photographer, Marine began to learn about viticulture while living in Turkey; she then continued studying in Beaune. Marine was lucky to find her vineyards to rent; as in Gaillac there is a short supply of vines. (there used to be 20,000 hectares under vine in Gaillac, now only 5,000 remain)

Marine works with a mix of local varieties: Mauzac, Loin de l’Oeil, Braucol, Duras and then some Gamay, and Syrah (the most commercial of the varieties, and Gaillac used to sell a lot of bulk must and juice to other regions). She tends to 5 hectares and works organically.

The vineyards are situated on the South-East-facing slopes of the Cordais plateau. The soil is schist on limestone and less argilo-calcareous than the rest of Gaillac. All wines are fermented and aged in fibreglass. No sulphur is used on the reds.