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Minervois Rouge Tradition 2016, Pierre Cros

CROS045
A blend of Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, this is a super little wine enhanced by a great vintage.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grapes:
Grape Mix:
Blend
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Minervois
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2021
Closure Type:
Cork
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Domaine Pierrre Cros

Pierre Cros, an ex rugby player, is a genuine winemaker from the Languedoc wine region. Domaine Pierre Cros is based in Badens, situated in the Minervois, surroundered 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. However, he is something of a maverick and a thorn in the side of the AOC authorities, as most unusually, he grows the non-permitted grape varieties of Nebiolo (Italy), Touriga Nacional (Portugal) and Pinot Noir (Burgundy). 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 a lovely ‘whiffing’ freshness. 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.