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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Viognier

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

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  • 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 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...

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  • Château Massamier la Mignarde Minervois-la Livinière Domus Maximus 2001


    First off, the nose keeps changing on me--strongly. It has the smokiness, which gave me distinct impressions of tobacco at first, then chocolate, then WOAH! coffee after I let it breathe a couple hours. I definitely prefer this one aerated. Both the fruit and the tannins calmed down tremendously, and now I get melon flavors rolling around my ton... Read More

    Wine review by Brookelp

  • Château Maris Syrah Minervois la Touge 2006


    deep red color, hearty dark fruit and smokey oak nose, medium long smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by qmckenna

  • Château Maris Syrah Minervois la Touge 2006


    deep red color, smokey oak on nose, with dark fruit overtones, med + body and long smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by qmckenna

  • Chateau Villerambert-Julien Minervois 2002


    Surprisingly excellent Red with true rafinesse and of a quality you rarely get ... anthing like that, but this Minervois can compete with wines in a much more elevated price range. Also try the 2007 rosé, it's simply magnificen Read More

    Wine review by lifestylestudent

  • Domaine la Combe Blanche "Calamiac Terroir" 2005


    Rich and slightly rustic in style, the wine has aromas of plums, cassis, blackberries and herby bramble, with candied fruit and chocolate notes that yield to licorice, spice and tar as it unfolds. Ripe tannins and acidity give the wine structure. Full bodied with a long finish, the wine is made from a blend of 30% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 20% Cari... Read More

    Wine review by Greg Roberts

  • L'Ostal Cazes Minervois-la Livinière 2004


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    Wine review by 150108robert carney 150108 robert carney

  • Le Moulin des Nonnes Louis & Henri Andrieu Frankrike Minervois Roda Viner. Kryddiga & Mustiga Syrah Och Mourvèdre 2006


    Ruby red towards purple. Transparent with long oily legs.Nose: warm, spicy thyme and rosemary, dark cherries and some vanilla.Mouth: Powerful Mediterranean style, balanced with nice tannins and fruit.Pleasant, harmonious aftertaste which lingers for a long time.Should go well with many kinds of pasta, pizza, meat or veggie dishes, especially Med... Read More

    Wine review by maffe

  • Sainte Eulalie Minervois-la Livinière la Cantilène Minervois-la Livinière 2006


    Meat and pepper on the nose with a touch of candied fruit and mint. A brawny wine with dark fruit. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Domaine Borie de Maurel-Belle de Nuit 2007


    Granache, unfiltered and no oak 14.5%Purple/crimson hueAmazing aroma almost like a powdery parfum with berries and boiled lollies, spice,liquorice, a touch of mint.Small tannin presents, spicey yet light good lenght with a an obvious ability to gain some age.also an organic venture. If they keep producing wine like this then I can see great thin... Read More

    Wine review by fibo86

  • Dear Friends,Come to the Wine Library on Saturday, February 21st, from noon to ... ... (a 100% Syrah from the Minervois) and the fantastic Domaine Didier et Catherine Tripoz Macon Charnay le Clos des Tournons (Chardonnay from 45-year old vines in a walled-in plot). Best of all, none of these retails for more than $15!Have fun, taste some grea... Read More

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