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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  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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...

  • Grenache

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

  • Cinsault

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

  • 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 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...

  • Château Maris

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

  • Domaine Combe Blanche

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

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Minervois on Snooth

  • Had Dr. Oetker Pizza tonight, and paired with two wines; one from Minervois (Chateau Serame 2007), the other from north of Santa Barbara (Vina Robles).  Both are superb in terms of QPR; but I would recommend that those of you who can fiddle through the bins to look for 2009 Vina Robles Red 4.  That wine is an excellent candidate for a party, so ... Read More

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  • Château de Sérame Minervois 2007

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    This well-respected Minervois comes from a good vintage - already aged to near perfection with a bouquet of sagebrush, cassis and (perhaps) garrigue. The nose is also slightly candied - as is the entry - which is smooth, and a little rustic with cranberry and black currant notes. The finish is ever so slightly bitter, but medium and pleasant. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Old School Rouge 2011

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    Wine review by nachotini


  • Hecht & Bannier Minervois 2006

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    Wine review by mark


  • Gerard Bertrand Syrah-Carignan Minervois 2008

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    The wine is a brooding dark color in the glass, and the nose is a pleasant ...-minervois.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Gerard Bertrand Syrah-Carignan Minervois 2008

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    This 2008 - 50/50 Blend of Syrah and Carignan from Languedoc-Roussillon, France is very good. Deep ruby color with a tight rim variation. Fruit notes of blackberries, prune and black currents with a hint of pepper and slight minerality. It has a long finish on the palette with mid acidity. This wine has not peaked and will mature nicely over tim... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Chateau Maris Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah 2009

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    Wine review by methaphysicsrus


  • Chateau Maris Natural Syrah 2009

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  • Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2009

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  • Chateau Maris Syrah Minervois la Livinlere la Touge 2009

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    Biodynamic juice. Really ripe and full on with notes of blackberry. Read More

    Wine review by methaphysicsrus


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