Minervois Wine

 

Minervois is an appellation in the Languedoc, in southern France.The most widespread grape variety is still Carignan, though others, such as Syrah, Grenache, Cinsaut, and Mourvedre, are beginning to take over. Indeed, Syrah and Mourvedre must now account for at least 20% of the blend for red Minervois. The enforced move away from Carignan, as well as advances in winemaking, have combined to make many of the wines great values. Some are downright excellent, yet most still sell for under $15.

White Minervois is made from Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Vermentino, Rolle, and Maccabeo. A sweet white wine labeled Minervois Noble is also made, as well as some Vin Doux Naturel under the obscure appellation of Muscat de St-Jean-de-Minervois.
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  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Domaine Combe Blanche

    Domaine La Combe Blanche is located in the fairly obscure appellation of Minervois in France’s La...

  • Château de Gourgazaud

    Le Château de Gourgazaud Le Minervois The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the ...

  • Abbotts Brothers

    Created in 1996 by Nerida Abbott and Nigel Sneyd, “ABBOTTS” has been bringing a modern approach t...

  • Domaine Borie de Maurel

    Of course we could tell you the usual story that we have made wine here for thousands of years. W...

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Minervois on Snooth

  • I had a couple Cavallotto Barolos that certainly smelled, umm, poopy upon ... ... ... thoseLast night we had a Minervois with our Mediterranean pasta and cauliflower dish.  It had no mourvedre, although it tasted like it, IMO.  Mostly Syrah, also carignane, a bit of grenache and counoise.  Tannic as hell when we opened it, mellowed a bit over ... Read More

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  • Darnault Benjamin Minervois 2013

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Domaine de Barroubio Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois 1999

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    Picked this up while on the island of Kauai. Very nice little treat. Floral bouquet and amber color, slight dry apricot on the palate. Of course it's sweet, it's muscat. Bordering on late harvest. Yum! Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Chateau Grand Corbier Minervois 2010

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Just opened Le regal du Loup from Minervois 2009 and I feel like someone is asking me to drink a handful of robust dark berries that have been scraped with singed pine needles, passing into a faint smell of cannibus..... the other bottle i have open is the Bogle Phantom; both leaving me with a slight burn in the throat... Feel like it's an unluc... Read More

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  • Domaine la Tour Boisee Minervois 2011

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    A bit smoky on first whiff with slightly spicy and earthy aromas of cherry and date fruit on the nose. Big on entry and moderately firm with fine backing acids and rounded tannins lending this body and richness on the palate. The flavors show a fine blend of black cherry fruitiness with leather and dried herbal notes along with late arriving mu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine la Tour Boisee Minervois 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Talking of Minervois,I had a bottle of Chateau Saint Jacques d'Alba back in June which I thought gorgeous.I did write up a review on Snooth Read More

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  • Greetings to all from sunny Languedoc, thanks for taking the time to resond, I ... Les Aspres area. As for the Minervois, again, plenty of people doing great things wine-wise here, can't begin to list them all, but I'll throw in Chateau Cesseras because they've been ploughing their furrow for a very long time, they don't tend to shout about th... Read More

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  • Very good to hear from you, Louise, and thanks for offering to contribute!Can I ... Who are the winemakers in Minervois I should pay closest attention to right now, for maximum pleasure? I used to travel to southern France a lot, but not so much the last few years. Currently located in Tokyo, and it's hard to keep up from way over here.It's har... Read More

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  • Vermentino and rolle are the same thing!!!

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