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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  • 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...

  • Cinsault

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

  • 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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  • Château Maris

    British bio-dynamic wine maker Robert Eden has built the world’s first hemp cellar in the Cru ...

  • Château de Gourgazaud

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

  • Domaine Combe Blanche

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

  • Abbotts Brothers

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

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Minervois on Snooth

  • Benjamin Darnault Maris la Senche 2013


    A recent Naked Wines Selection. Love that Dark Purple Red opaqueness in the Glass. Opens with loads of Mint and Thyme; then on to a smoky Blueberry/Plum; then finishes with Fig and Stewed Blue/Black Fruit. The Blue/Black fruit carries over to the mouth, with a long finish of a bit of Concorde Grape, Oak, and Honey/Smoke. Still bit of an alcohol ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • First Minervois tonight, 2012 Le Lien. 80 Syrah, 20 Grenache. Excellent with pizza! Read More

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  • Chateau d'Oupia Minervois 2013


    A very pleasant wine with some nice fruit, if not a lot of length. Berries, plum and a little spice. A good value, even at the $18 I spent in VA. Read More

    Wine review by Altboy97

  • Chateau Remaury Minervois Grande Reserve 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chateau d'Oupia Minervois Rose 2012


    Tried it at a local bistro. All four of us enjoyed it. Medium body with nice bouquet, little fruity but really an excellent value. We ordered a case through a local distributor. Both vintages 2012 & 2013 were great. Read More

    Wine review by duanel

  • 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


    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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  • Vermentino and rolle are the same thing!!!

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