2018 Minervois Domaine Anne Gros et Jean-Paul Tollot
|Grapes||Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault|
The charming ‘Power-Couple’ behind so much greatness on Burgundy’s Cote d’Or are making brilliant wines here in their Languedoc outpost. Old vines and high vineyards are the key here and they are making wonderful wines. The Fontanilles is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault from vines between 20-50 years of age. Matured in a mixture of 50% Barrique and 50% stainless steel, this is darker fuller fruited style. Blackberry, plum and raspberry, with a plethora of herbs and peppery spice. L&S (Apr 2022)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine 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. 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.
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