Les Aspres 2020, Domaine Pierre Cros 6 x 75cl

CROS170
The prestige wine from this domaine, produced from 100% Syrah. This is Minervois at its very best. Big, rich and powerful – an absolute CRACKER! An amazing intensity of rich and voluptuous ripe black fruits with a delicious underbelly of sweet caramel. Absolutely sumptuous!
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Syrah
Genres:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Minervois
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink 2024+
£125.00
 

Domaine Pierre 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

Big, rich and powerful, the concentration is enhanced by the extremely low yields. There is a density of black fruits that envelop the broad, luxurious and sumptuous palate, with polished tannins and a harmonious and lengthy fi nish. An absolute cracker!

Vinification

Aged in 100% new oak for 14 months.