Lo Sang del Pais, Domaine du Cros, Marcillac, France 2018
Regular price £14.25
Mansois grapes – steep slopes
Domaine du Cros
As recently as 1982, Domaine du Cros comprised only one hectare of vineyard, producing a mere 4,000 bottles a year. Since then, however, the estate has undergone a programme of expansion, with the Domaine now covering a 25 hectare area. Part of the staggering success of this rapid expansion is thanks to the decision to begin planting on the estate’s steepest slopes, some of which have gradients of almost 65%, meaning that wines made from grapes whose vines are just a matter of metres apart can be distinctly different.
The estate’s wines are made exclusively from the Mansois grape, otherwise known as ‘Fer’ or ‘Fer Servadou’ in Gaillac. From these younger vines form the basis for Domaine du Cros’ entry level vintages, packed with blackcurrant and raspberry flavours.