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Minervois

AOC-AOP Minervois
AOC-AOP Minervois  
The Minervois is presented like a vast amphitheatre orientated full south, approximatly 50 km east to west and 30Km north to south. Situated at the foot of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain), the altitude varys from 50m at the banks of the Canal du Midi to approx. 500m on the first foothills of the mountain. According to the proximity and remoteness from the Mediterranean sea, the climate may change from one extreme to the another. Thus, it is not rare to note variations in temperature from 3 to 4 degrees and average annual rainfalls vary from 500 to 800 mm. These strong climatic variations, along with a diversity of soils, make up the characteristics for the different landscapes throughout the Minervois.

 
 
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Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine Blanquette, Sparkling Wine= Blanquette, Sparkling Wine
Organic Wine = Organic Wine Rosé = Rosé Muscat, Natural Sweet Wine  = Muscat, Natural Sweet Wine
 
The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphora shards and vestiges of cellars have been discovered, testimony to the importance of this vineyard. The region, austere in winter and redolent with sunshine in summer, has survived over the centuries its invasions by barbarians, Arabs and Christians.
The Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Minervois extends over 5000 hectares with a great variety of different types of terroir.

It is here in the midst of pungent scrubland that the French winemaking tradition took its first tentative steps. This landmark event, for which wine lovers the world over will be forever grateful, occurred 2,000 years ago when the Romans planted their first vines. The Minervois is an historical region with a rich wine-growing tradition. For a start, there is the gorge-hugging Cathar village of Minerve which gave its name to the region and the appellation. And then the southern border of the vineyard is marked by the Canal du Midi, a feat of 17th civil engineering which is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. While nearby, the magnificent walled city of Carcasonne rises up on the western steps of the Minervois. Finally, there are the Roman Abbeys, chapels nestling in the midst of vines, caves and prehistoric monuments, walks across the limestone plateau of Le Causse or in the depths of the Montagne Noire. This region is a veritable mosaic which fosters diversity while drawing inspiration from its multiple origins.
  Minervois The Minervois wine region is one of the largest of the Languedoc Roussillon. Close to 15 000 ha of vineyards, with 5 000 ha dedicated to the production of wines of AOC-AOP (appellation controlled). There is a large range of table wines, vins de pays and the high quality controlled ranges : AOC-AOP Minervois, AOC-AOP Minervois–La Livinière and the Muscat of Saint Jean de Minervois.

Red Wine  Rosé   Organic Wine  The permitted grape varieties for red and rosé wine are:
  assemblies with grenache, syrah, cinsault, carignan, lladoner pelut, mourvèdre; in some western AOC-AOP's evenso cabernet sauvignon, merlot and côt (malbec)

White Wine  The most important grape varieties for white are Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Muscat, Macabeu and Rolle.
 
The Corbières vine growing area is divided into 11 distinct terroirs. For the growers this means different soils, different micro-climates and different ways of working. For the visitor it means a surprising variety of landscapes. From the Mediterranean, with its long sandy beaches, you can pass through the well-watered plain around Lézignan-Corbières, up to the empty high Corbières: dry, stark and rocky, all within an hour’s drive
Minervois
  Syrah grapes
The essence of Minervois la Livinière, as in so many Midi appellations, is the blend; a marriage of different grape varieties that adds subtle nuance of flavour to the whole. Natural alcohol level must reach a minimum of 12% without enrichment (so no chaptalisation) and maximum yield is a modest 45 hl/ha. Ageing may be in barrel or vat, and unlike basic Minervois, the wine must be bottled at source, so cannot be sent off to a négociant elsewhere in France.
 
  Syrah -

A very strong grape variety for red wine. Important in the Rhône valley and in Australia where they call this variety shiraz. The wines from syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell off dark blue fruit like black-berries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. The grape variety is famous for its great wines of the northern Rhône, e.g. Hermitage and Côte Rotie. The Shiraz produces some of the best wines from Australia.
 
 
AOC-AOP Minervois
 

Domaine Barroubio - Saint-Jean-de-Minervois


Domaine
Barroubio

Domaine Barroubio - Saint-Jean-de-Minervois

Red WineWhite WineRosé

On the borders of the Regional Nature Park of the Haut Languedoc, the Miquel family has tended this sixty hectare domaine since the fifteenth century. The estates’ twenty-seven hectares of vineyards are worked using techniques both modern and traditional, which – respecting above all the preservation of the natural environment –permit the creation of wines recognised year upon year as products of the highest quality. The plateau of Barroubio can be found in the department of Hérault within the commune of Saint Jean de Minervois. It declines regularly to the south from 300 down to 200 metres high. The most rare of the French muscats... The Muscat of Saint Jean de Minervois guaranteed vintage-growing area is an approximately 180-hectare site in the northeastern corner of the Minervois vintage...



Domaine Jean Baptiste Sénat - Trausse-Minervois


Domaine
Jean Baptiste Sénat

Domaine Jean Baptiste Sénat - Trausse-Minervois

Red Wine Organic Wine

Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte Sénat have been working this fifteen hectare domaine in the heart of Minervois since 1996. They are certified organic and carry out all work by hand. Vinification takes place with minimal intervention: natural yeasts, no fining, no filtration and only a tiny bit of sulphur are the recipe for living and drinkable wines. More often than not, it seems that rebels must make do with post-humus gratification. Fortunately, Jean-Baptiste Senat, winemaker of his domaine and namesake, needs not to wait to benefit from his attitude towards work and life. Thirteen years ago, he brought his refreshing zeal back to his family’s vineyard, and now Sénat delivers wines that are more than fit to drink. They are charming and refreshingly expressive of the vineyard’s terroir of Minervois. At the end of the day, he confidently presents himself as a man of many facets; one who gets the best out of Languedoc, and encourages us all to do the same with his wine..


 

Château Le Pech-d'André - Azillanet

Château
Le Pech-d'André

Château Le Pech-d'André - Azillanet

Red Wine White Wine Rosé Organic Wine

"Château Le Pech-d'André" is a 30-hectare property, 20 hectares of which are AOC-AOP Minervois. In its stone-built wine cellar you can taste a variety of wines made using environmentally friendly growing techniques (AOC-AOP Minervois, "late harvest"). Guided walk through the vines by appointment. Wine tasting with local produce. Art exhibitions in the summer....


Domaine Borie de Maurel - Félines-Minervois

Domaine
Borie de Maurel

Domaine Borie de Maurel - Félines-Minervois

Red Wine White Wine Rosé

It’s a light that shines from above, powerful and complex, whose message we perceive by fragments. The universe of Borie de Maurel starts with the sky: cobalt blue, cleaned of the dust of life by the night rain; indigo, electric when the north wind fights against that of the burning south; anthracite, purple flushed as the storm hits the mountain; frothy grey and heavy if the sea is in turmoil, like a high tide of fizzy water, with its salty mass… The sky here in Félines is not only a fundamental element of the scenery; it presents itself as a superior principle...


Château Villerambert-Julien - Caunes-Minervois

Château
Villerambert-Julien

Château Villerambert-Julien - Caunes-Minervois

Red Wine White Wine Rosé

Château Villerambert-Julien draws its name from the Latin Villa Ramberti, which was situated on an ancient site surrounded by dolmens and menhirs close to the Via Domitia. When the soil was first deeply tilled Gallo-Roman amphorae and pottery were found. The vineyard of Château Villerambert-Julien stretches over 76 hectares – 190 acres – gathered around a 16th Century castle called “Bastide”, including a main building flanked with 4 towers, a chapel of the same period, a yard with its tasting cellar, a “chais”, a vat house and the farming buildings...

 
 
Other Wineries, Producers in the "Minervois" with links!
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Domaine Aimé
Château Saint- Jacques d'Albas
Les Celliers Jean d'Alibert
Château d'Argères
Château Le Bouchat Alaux
Domaine de Babio
Domaine Barroubio
Château Belvize
Domaine La Tour Boisée
Domaine Borie de Maurel
Domaine du Pech d'André
Château Borie-Neuve
Cellier Lauran Cabaret
Château Cabezac
Domaine Cailhol Gautran
Château Canet
Domaine de Cantalauze
Domaine Cantaussel
Domaine de Chamans - Hegarty Charmans - Trausse-Minervois
Domaine les Cascals
Domaine Clos Centeilles
Les Côteaux du Minervois
Domaine le Cazal
Domaine Clos Centeilles
Château Coupe Roses
Château du Donjon
Château Fabas
Château Saint Mery


 
 
Domaine Gayda
Château La Grave
Clos du Gravillas
Château de Gourgazaud
Domaine Pierre Cros
Château Guéry
Domaine de l'Herbe Sainte
Domaine Des Homs
Luc Lapeyre
Château Larcas
Domaine Jean Baptiste Sénat
Maison et Vignobles Lorgeril
Domaine des Maels
Domaine Les Maillols
Château Malves Bousquet
Domaine Malys-Anne
Le Clos du Marbrier
Domaine Christian Marie
Château Maris
Château Massamier La Mignarde
Domaine Monastrel
Domaine Moulin Battant
Les Maîtres Vignerons du Paradis
Château de Paraza
 
 
Château Prat-Majou-Gay
Domaine Pujol Izard
Le Régal du Loup
Domaine du Roc
Clos des Roques
Domaine La Rouviole
Domaine St Georges
Cave Coopérative de Saint Jean de Minervois
Château Sainte Eulalie
Domaine Sainte Léocadie
Domaine Jean Baptiste Sénat
Château de Sérame
Tour Saint Martin
Domaine Tour Trencavel
Domaine des Tourels
Château Tourril
Château Vaissiere
Château Ventenac
Domaine de Villepeyroux
Château Villerambert-Julien
Domaine de Parazols-Bertrou
Château Pépusque
Domaine du Petit Causse
Domaine Piccinini
Château de Pouzols
Vignerons de Pouzols
Domaine Vordy
 
 
 
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Château Belvize - Bize-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Belvize - Bize-Minervois
Château Borie Neuve - Badens Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Borie Neuve - Badens
Château Cabezac - Bize-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Cabezac - Bize-Minervois
Château Canet - Rustiques Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Canet - Rustiques
Château Coupe-Roses - La Caunette Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Coupe-Roses - La Caunette
Château d'Argères - Laure-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château d'Argères - Laure-Minervois
Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière
Château de Paraza - Paraza Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château de Paraza - Paraza
Château de Serame - Lezignan-Corbières Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château de Serame - Lezignan-Corbières
Château du Donjon - Bagnoles Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château du Donjon - Bagnoles
Château Fabas - Laure-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Fabas - Laure-Minervois
Château La Grave - Badens Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château La Grave - Badens
Château Le Bouchat-Alaux - Pennautier Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Le Bouchat-Alaux - Pennautier
Château Maris - La livinière Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Maris - La livinière
Château Massamier La Mignarde - Pépieux Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Massamier La Mignarde - Pépieux
Château Pouzols - Pouzols-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Pouzols - Pouzols-Minervois
Château Saint Jacques d'Albas - Laure-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Saint Jacques d'Albas - Laure-Minervois
Château Saint Mery - Marseillette Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Saint Mery - Marseillette
Château Sainte Eulalie - La livinière Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Sainte Eulalie - La livinière
Château Villerambert-Julien - Caunes-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Château Villerambert-Julien -  Caunes-Minervois
Domaine Borie de Maurel - Félines-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine Borie de Maurel - Félines-Minervois
Domaine Cailhol Gautran - Aigues-Vives Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine Cailhol Gautran - Aigues-Vives
Domaine Clos Centeilles - Siran Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine Clos Centeilles - Siran
Domaine de Babio - La Caunette Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de Babio - La Caunette
Domaine de Barroubio - Saint-Jean-de-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de Barroubio - Saint-Jean-de-Minervois
Domaine de Cantalauze - Trèbes Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de Cantalauze - Trèbes
Domaine de Cantaussel - Siran Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de Cantaussel - Siran
Domaine de Chamans - Hegarty Charmans - Trausse-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de Chamans - Hegarty Charmans - Trausse-Minervois
Domaine de L'Herbe Sainte - Mirepeisset Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine de L'Herbe Sainte - Mirepeisset
Domaine Des Homs - Rieux-Minervois Wine Domains, Wijnhuizen Domaine Des Homs - Rieux-Minervois

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