Minervois is an AOP wine produced in the foothills of the Montagne Noire, straddling the departments of Hérault and Aude. Recognized as AOC since 1985, this appellation covers an area of over 4,000 hectares between Narbonne and Carcassonne, the Montagne Noire and the Canal du Midi.
The 2013 vintage from our friends at Calmel & Joseph is characterised by an intense nose with black fruit notes (blackberry, blackcurrant), and a tiny hint of menthol.
On the palate it is supple and mouth-filling; the black fruit comes through again, with Syrah adding structure and spice; the tannins are nicely integrated and the finish is long. A poised, elegant example of Minervois wine grown on hillsides.
Grenache, Syrah (Shiraz)