Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Code: CROS135
A blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, , this is a super little wine that punches way above its station!

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
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.
Try with beef bourguignon or beef fillet with mushrooms.
Fermentation is carried out in concrete tanks.

Jancisrobinson.com, 2023, 16.5: "I hadn't come across Pierre Cros before, although some of his older vintages have been tasted by Jancis quite some time back, and I am delighted to have now done so. This wine is simply delicious. No mucking around – it tastes of vineyard, fruit and garrigue. The fruit is glowing, expressing the shining best side of each variety but in seamless harmony, and the tannins ribbon through and around the fruit in the same seamlessly harmonic way. Top notes of mintiness and an almost imperceptible bass rhythm of sooty minerality. The finish is astonishingly quenching. Everything I could ask for from Minervois. And VGV. It will probably age but I'd strongly recommend drinking it now, while the fruit is singing its heart out."

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