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