Domaine Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot La Ciaude Minervois 2015
The 2015 Domaine Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot La Ciaude Minervois exudes Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, light baking spices, wild herbs. Full-bodied, plush, textured; very long.
Blend: 35% Carignan, 35% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Pair this wine alongside Korean-spiced grilled beef or lamb with fresh herbs and garlic
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Readers looking for an incredible expression of Carignan need to check out the 2015 Minervois la Ciaude. Incorporating 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache, it offers classic Carignan darker fruits (cassis, plums, raspberries), lots of violet characteristics, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a balanced, beautifully textured style. It needs short-term cellaring, but should keep through 2023.
We chose Cazelles for the diversity of its soil, made of limestone, clay and sandstone, for the discovery of 4 main cepages (Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault), for the quality and the wide age range of its vines, the privileged environment at the foot of the Black Mountain, its altitude of 220 metres (identical to Vosne- Romanée).
A building was created to grow, receive, make and care for these fine terroir wines. It has been designed with great attention to detail, respecting the energies, the wines and the people... A beautiful architectural structure made of simple but noble materials...terracotta, wood, stainless steel... Roundness is eveywhere... the road, the hills, the tanks, the barrels... the wines.
Recognized for its concentrated and sultry reds made predominantly of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, this western Languedoc appellation is also famous for the charming and delicate fortified Vin Doux Naturel called Muscat de St. Jean de Minervois. The dry rosé and white wines of Minervois are also worth seeking out.
With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre form the base of the classic Rhône Red Blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. Though they originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley, with some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in other countries. Somm Secret—Putting their own local spin on the Rhône Red Blend, those from Priorat often include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.