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.
– Description from juliabutareva

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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...

  • Viognier

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

  • 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...

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  • Abbotts Brothers

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine Combe Blanche

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

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  • Chateau du Donjon Minervois Grande Tradition 2010


    Medium purple color in the glass. Bright acidity. Slight pepper and spice. Medium tannins. Dark berry fruit. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Château Millegrand Minervois Fut de Chene 2008


    For $14 this is perfectly respectable Languedoc wine. Nice nose with blueberry ... probably try a different Minervois before I went back to the well here Read More

    Wine review by GrantC

  • Muscat de St Jean de Minervois NV


    Well balanced and delicious...lots of apricot...I like blending white dessert wines with club soda to create a refreshing summer drink. This one tasted like apricot soda. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Domaine des Homs Minervois 'Paul' 2009


    For those who already know that the Minervois is a gold mine for lovers of fruity and best value Syrah, you've got a good track.For others, a bomb fruit in this bottle. The spices of Syrah nose. In the mouth this vivacity often lacking for my taste the wines of the South. This calf farm here allows climbers down the bottle in one gulp. Read More

    Wine review by cyril

  • Chateau Maris Syrah Minervois la Livinlere la Touge 2009


    tasting in July 2012. boquet and mouthfeel are both moderate, almost understated for a syrah with garnache. the power and dark fruit flavor of the varietal does come through gradually as it reaches the back of the palate, and lingers long after the glass is finished. i had a glass on its own, and am looking forward to having a bit of steak with ... Read More

    Wine review by nypoet22

  • L'Ostal Cazes Minervois Estibals 2010


    2005 vintage. Very good year. Any French wine from this vintage is going to be good. Read More

    Wine review by Assimilated cira1983

  • Oupia les Heretique 2010


    fruity cherry earth leather Read More

    Wine review by Local Vinacular

  • Domaine de Barroubio Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois 1999


    I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds when I went to collect some other ... small Muscat de St Jean de Minervois appellation consists of only 800 hectares of windswept limestone plateau 200 metres above sea level located north-east of the larger appellation of Minervois near Narbonne in the South of France.The Domaine de Barroubio belong... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Château Sainte-Eulalie Minervois 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Chateau Maris Syrah Minervois la Livinlere la Touge 2009


    Biodynamic, bottles made of recycled glass, wind powered office. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

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