Céline Oulié, 35 years old, is based 10 km west of the village of Madiran. In 2012, she decided to leave her position as an industrial and environmental risk management engineer to spend the following year training alongside Loire vignerons oriented towards organic/biodynamic winemaking, such as Sébastien David. In 2014, she decided to take over her family’s 5 hectares of vines, an estate managed by women since 1924. Certified organic since 2015 and Demeter since 2016, Céline’s is the only estate certified biodynamic in Madiran.The first bottles produced in 2014 would create a buzz, and her 2015 vintage would truly establish her reputation. While the appellation had become synonymous in the 1990s and 2000s with over-extracted, overpowering wines, Céline became the ambassador for a Madiran of finesse and precision. Her production may still be small, with only 7 to 8000 bottles, but the estate is quickly becoming indispensable as the torch-bearer of the new face of Madiran.