2015 Domaine Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot
|Grapes||Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault|
|District||IGP Côtes de Brian|
Vineyards are located in Cazelles, just north of Carcassonne and in the shadow of the Montagne Noir, in the hills where temperatures are cooler and terroir varied. The higher elevation—interestingly, the exact same elevation as in Vosne-Romanée—allows for grapes to ripen slowly, preserving their natural acidity and keeping alcohol in the finished wines moderate. One particular highlight of the estate is a walled plot of 100-year-old Carignan vines. Vines are cared for according to “lutte raisonée” principles, following organic practices and avoiding chemical treatments as much as possible. Grapes are harvested by hand and fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Wines are aged, depending on the cru, in a combination of tank and older French oak barrique. Winemaker's notes (Jul 2017)
*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
Domaine Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot
Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot (Domaine Tollot-Beaut) have taken over some wonderful vineyards in the Minervois, and brought Burgundian savoir-faire to an area which all too often produces sweet or leaden-footed lumpen wines. Now into their second vintage these wines have a style of lively freshness which is so uncommon anywhere in Languedoc-Roussillon. We were bowled over by their drinkability, and feel they offer so much in terms of character and flavour, while remaining easy to approach, mineral and light of touch. Click here to read Jancis Robinson's article: A Burgundian in the Languedoc.
Like all of Anne’s 2015s, the 2015 IGP Pays D'Hérault La 50 / 50 is downright inky colored and completely opaque. A blend of close to equal parts Syrah, Grenache and Carignan raised all in stainless steel, it offers notes of liquid blackberries, plums, peppery herbs and a hint of minerality. Clean, concentrated and yet elegant, with beautifully integrated acidity, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years. Drinking range: 2017 - 2022 Rating: 90-90 Jeb Dunnuck - www.robertparker.com (Apr 2017)
- We offer free nationwide* delivery for all orders over £100. For orders under £100 please call 020 7244 0522
- Order & Collect from any of our 4 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next day from 11am
- For full delivery details see our Delivery page.
ORDER ONLINE AND COLLECT FROM ONE OF OUR SHOPS