Douce Providence AOC Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois (50cl), Le Clos du Gravillas, Languedoc, France 2020
Regular price £18.30
Le Clos du Gravillas
Clos du Gravillas is the project of Nicole and John Bojanowski, based on 8 hectares of organically farmed vines in the Parc Naturel de Haut Languedoc. Soils here are calcium carbonate and the altitude is 300 metres.
The project began in 1996 when Nicole arrived in Saint-Jean-de-Minervois to plant Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre, but in 1999 she and John (who hails from Kentucky) got her hands on an old (1911) Carignan vineyard and some old Grenache Blanc and Gris. The focus is very much now on traditional Languedoc varieties such as these.
Douce Providence AOC Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois (50cl) 2020
Sometimes overshadowed by Beaumes-de-Venise, Saint-Jean-de-Minervois is a great place for Muscat and often better value than the Rhone appellation. It has a pineapple filled palate, with a floral nose and lots of mineral freshness. Delicious as an aperitif or pair with blue cheese.