Minervois Wine

 

Minervois is an appellation created in 1985,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,rose and white wines from 61 communes at the western end of the Languedoc region between Carcassonne and Narbonne.In 1998 six of those communes around the village of La Liviniere got a separate appellation for red wines only of a higher quality.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 Read more »

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  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Muscat

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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"...

Subregions of Minervois

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  • Château Maris

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

  • Domaine Borie de Maurel

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

  • 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...

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Minervois on Snooth

  • Zuf,That H1N1 is going around still.  If I end up with it, you might as ... was a 2004 Chateau Cabezac Minervois Cuvee Arthur.&nbs Read More

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  • Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2013

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    a stitch bitter on the nose but pleasant after it crossed the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • I had a Domaine Saint Germain Minervois La Liviniere 1999.In spite of its age this was a lovely wine with plenty of fruit and soft and mellow tannins. Unfortunately there is not a lot of information about this domaine to be had but I reckon it deserves more publicity Read More

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  • Domaine Saint Germain Minervois la Liviniere 1999

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    I bought four bottles of this wine from the ... website for £21. The Minervois appellation was created in 1985,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,rose and white wines from 61 communes at the western end of the Languedoc region between Carcassonne and Narbonne.In 1998 six of those communes around the village of La... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Old School Blanc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by lark1010


  • L'Oustal Blanc Minervois la Liviniere 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... to pay a delivery charge.The Minervois appellation was created in 1985,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,rose and white wines from 61 communes at the western end of the Languedoc region between Carcassonne and Narbonne.In 1998 6 of those communes around the villa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Darnault Benjamin Minervois 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by anstett


  • Rubis du Montesclat Carthagene Vin de Liqueur NV

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    A sweet fortified wine, lightly maderised. Not much nose beyond the sweetness and hint of sherry on the end, pleasant enough if cooled. Read More

    Wine review by crdb


  • Benjamin Darnault Maris la Senche 2013

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    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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  • Vermentino and rolle are the same thing!!!

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