Patrice Lescarret founded Domaine de Causse Marines in 1993 in the commune of Vieux, near Gaillac, and in so doing, threw himself body and soul into winemaking. Over the years, he has oriented this beautiful 12-hectare estate towards natural winemaking. In fact, he is now arguably the leader of the movement in southwest France. Almost his entire production has been voluntarily classified as Vin de France or table wine. The whole estate is certified organic, the yields are between 13 and 30 hl/ha, and his wines are 100% sans artifice... Almost all of his cuvées are sulphur free. In his words, Patrice shows that it’s possible to be organic “without having long hair, without smoking grass, and without the wines smelling like cow fart”! On his blog, he often thanks the labelling authorities for helping him to maintain his verve... In response to claims from authorities that some of his wines are too oxidative, he answers: “Incontinent moron... thank you, you sinister ruminant, for the perfection of your dung, etc....”. Every cuvée Patrice makes constitutes an excellent value for money. In fact, the cuvée Les Peyrouzelles is often cited as one of the greatest values in France for natural wine.
A wild wine! Animalesque! Aromas of black fruits and spices, with notes of violet and liquorice. On the palate: beautiful structure. A rare and wonderful cuvée, balancing power and rusticity, and highlighting just how well these two very complementary grape varieties blend.
A 100% Mauzac cuvée, with primarily Mauzac Rose, from 40-year-old vines farmed biodynamically and planted on a limestone plateau. From a leased vineyard parcel 4 km from the estate. Yield around 35 hl/ha. Vinification is natural, without additives: direct pressing, slow fermentation in vats, and then a lazy bottle fermentation. Presqu’Ambulles is neither filtered nor fined, and received zero sulphur!