Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE - ANDY CRONSHAW

JUST as Le­ices­ter­shire has a foot­ball team that’s punch­ing above its weight, there’s a wine­maker from the area whose pro­duc­tion is small but very beau­ti­ful.

Katie Jones moved to the Langue­doc from Le­ices­ter­shire to work for the Mont Tauch Co-op more than 20 years ago.

Af­ter putting in her wine-mak­ing ap­pren­tice­ship over the next decade she even­tu­ally bought a vineyard on higher slopes nearby in the Maury Val­ley.

But the grapes turned out to be dif­fer­ent from what she’d ex­pected; there was Carig­nan, Mus­cat and Gre­nache Gris.

The vines were an­cient and very low-yield­ing, as well as be­ing very dif­fi­cult to work be­cause of the steep slopes. Rather than

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