Minervois Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2015, Pierre Cros

Languedoc wine- making at its best! Produced from very old Carignan vines planted in 1905, with 5% Alicante Bouschet and Grenache Blanc. One vine produces one bottle!
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Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
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Drink now through to 2020
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Producer and Tasting Notes

Pierre 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

Ripened for six months in one and two year old oak barrels. Fine and smooth, with fresh fruit and dried plums, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon, this is a stunning Minervois!

Food Matches

A delicious accompaniment to red meat and cheese. Try with boef bourguignon or a beef fillet with mushrooms.