Minervois, Languedoc

Château Coupe Roses

Orience Minervois Red Rhone Blend 2011

BYOB. We got invited to see Kethro perform some of his latest work at LOW END. Popped and poured into Stainless Steel YETI tumblers while me got drenched in fresh beats. The 2011 “Cuvée Orience”, while certainly showing secondary and tertiary characteristics, is showing beautifully right now! Blue fruits and dark fruits, tart cherry, pastureland, black pepper, and cool damp coniferous forest floor. On the palate, blueberries, dark cherry, spiced and cured deli meat, and Herbs de Provence. The acid, which was quite zippy, has done a wonderful job keeping this alive. The tannins, which seemed well integrated in the first glass, started to gain strength by the second glass. The finish was remarkably looooong and satisfying. While they aren’t dying anytime in the immediate future, there is no reason not to drink and enjoy this now. — 9 days ago

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Château Coupe Roses

La Bastide Minervois Carignan Blend 2016

The 2016 vintage is Syrah, Grenache with a touch of Carignan. It’s earthy, spicy & full bodied blend — a month ago

Château Maris

Organic Minervois Syrah 2018

A blend of mostly Syrah with a splash of Grenache, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with some pepper notes. Medium+ finish, soft tannins ending with fruit and spice. Nice value! — 17 days ago

Daniel P., ESF and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Majone

Picpoul de Pinet 2019

Winston Jones
9.0

As the weather warms, my thoughts turn to Picpoul. Green tasting with citrus, herbal and mineral notes. The acid lives up to its reputation, “Lip Stinger”. Yesterday, I drank it with sardines, so good. Today, I’m picking up some oysters and will finish off the bottle. — 6 days ago

Chris, Josh and 3 others liked this
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

@Winston Jones are you still floating around southern France?
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@Kyle Harvey Hey Kyle, how ya been. Yes, I’m still floating around. I’m currently on the Rhône, south of Lyon, near Côte Rôtie. Sicily, will be the first place I travel to, when travel gets going again. Where are you now? Hope all is well.

Daumas Gassac

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault White Blend 2019

Lychee, mango, white cherries. Opens into a fruit cup of stewed in-season juicy orchard fruits. A white floral perfume sits atop the deeper notes like a multipart harmony. White grape, lily and honeysuckle petals. Well judged oak adds an extra dimension and some vanilla twang. Subtly sweet with a great acid bite. Such a sense of wetness, like the sensation of wet river rocks. Genius wine. — 15 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

I loved all the vintages I tasted, white and red

Domaine de Courbissac

Les Traverses Minervois Red Blend 2018

Beautiful soft medium to lighter bodied wine with rich plum, dark earth and violets very low acidity — 6 days ago

Benjamin Darnault

Minervois+ Red Blend 2015

Balanced? You better believe it — 10 days ago

Château Sainte-Eulalie

La Cantilène Minervois La Livinière Carignan Blend 2016

Needs a few hours of air before it opens up. At first it is like a prune rolled in dust. But after a bit it opens up a lot and expresses a range of black fruit - plums and berries - and the dust turns into integrated minerality. — a month ago

Ron, Lyle and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Plan Pegau Vin de France Red Rhone Blend

Such a beautiful, fruity, spicy, earthy, savory, gamy, Southern Rhône blend from Château Pégau... 🍇 🍷

I love that this wine represents a free expression from the winemaker, who pursued this wine in an unrestricted manner (it’s a Vin de France), given the vineyard location and blends of varieties and vintages involved. It’s made organically.

It’s a non-classified wine which opens the door to creativity and ingenuity. The winemaker @laurenceferaud referred to this wine as a “little brother” of #chateauneufdupape and my goodness I adore it 🥰 👏👏👏

I bought this wine at @sunfishcellars and attended the wine tasting with winemakers Laurence Feraud and @justineferaud moderated by @hoythill2011 🙏🙏🙏

Plan Pégau, Red Blend, including Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, among others. Vintages include 2014-16.
ABV 14.5%.

Available @sunfishcellars for $19.99.
— 7 days ago

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Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ericsson love this producer😍🙌🙌🙌
Ericsson

Ericsson

Yes. I’ve had their CdP, and Cuvée Setier. Multiple vintages. Loved those those wines.
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ericsson 😍😍😍😍