Minervois Rouge 2019, Pierre Cros

CROS135
A blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, , this is a super little wine that punches way above its station!
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
30% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2023
Closure Type:
Cork
£12.99
 

Domaine Pierrre Cros

Pierre Cros, an ex rugby player, is a genuine maverick winemaker from the Languedoc wine region. Above all he is a great character. His domaine is situated in the small village of Badens in the Minervois, surrounded by the Canal du Midi to the South and the Montagne Noire to the North. It is here in the intense heat of the southern sun that little else grows except the vine and olive tree…and it is here that Pierre Cros cultivates his 20 hectares of vines including the classic Southern French varieties of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah as well as some very interesting Touriga Nacional and Nebbiolo. Low yield and vines dating from 1905 contribute to the production of some extremely fascinating and popular wines which are deep and structured and very enjoyable. “I neither pretend to teach you how you should taste my wines… nor when… or why… or (even worse) with whom. I would just like to outline certain reflexions and ideas, which in my opinion are important for today’s wine world. I would like to tell you, for example, that above all I am a peasant, a hillbilly if you like, with all my knowledge and all my doubts. And I am surely a full man, proud about his roots and proud to rrrrrole the R’s like people do in my country.” Pierre Cros

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is complex with fragrant red and black fruits and spicy overtones. The palate is smooth and full bodied, beautiful and velvety in texture with a delicious spice giving an extra dimension.

Food Matches

Try with beef bourguignon or beef fillet with mushrooms.

Vinification

Fermentation is carried out in concrete tanks.