Pet Nat Broco Lee
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. As a "finishing school", she spent three years working with Gaillac luminaries the Plageoles (who first introduced us to Marine).
Marine was lucky to find her vineyards to rent; 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 (fashionable in the 1970’s for Primeur wines), and Syrah ( the most commercial of the varieties, and Gaillac used to sell a lot of bulk must and juice to other regions).
The vineyards are situated on the South-East-facing slopes of the Cordais plateau. The soil is schist on limestone – less argilo-calcareous than the rest of Gaillac. All wines are fermented and aged in fibreglass.
Producer Marine Leys, Vigneureuse
Viticulture & Winemaking Sustainable and organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvest and go through native yeast fermented that is bottled prior to finishing.
Region Gaillac, France
Tasting Notes Dry, refreshing pet nat with herbaceous, hedgerow fruits, blackberry leaf and a dry, savoury finish to bring you back for another glass.