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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Domaine Combe Blanche

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine Borie de Maurel

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

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  • 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

  • Chateau Maris Natural Syrah 2009


    Beautiful wine, beautiful marketing approach. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Gérard Bertrand Minervois la Livinière le Viala 2008


    more concentrated on the nose, syrah dominates, black pepper, darker fruits and stew like, big and concentrated black fruit with spices on the finish, very different, amazing complexity. this was one of my favorite reds tasted from Gerard Bertrand Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Château Laville Bertrou Minervois 2008


    red sweet spice combined with black fruit too, tight, still needs time, and not very well balanced, the acid over powers the fruit, can't find the fruit Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

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