2021 Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot La CinsO
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot are two very well-known winemakers from Burgundy and have joined forces in the South of France and started working there and if this top level starts working together, success is assured. The wines of Anne Gros and Jean Paul Tollot are of high quality and receive wonderful reviews in the press.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot is located in the Causse, which is without doubt the best part of the Minervois, partly due to its altitude, which varies from 200 m to almost 500 m. This results in the lowest night temperatures in the Minervois and a slower thermal spring warming.
The La CinsO from Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot comes from a 50-year-old vineyard that is 1 hectare in size, so the maximum yield in the good years is around 1,000 bottles - completely insufficient to meet the world wine demand for this beautiful red wine. The La CinsO is a creative naming to reflect the grapes used for this wine - this is made from the Cinsault from ancient vines. After manual picking, the Cinsault grape bunches are selected, destemmed and lightly crushed. After a short soaking time, the temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation with wild (grape's own) yeasts is allowed to take place in stainless steel tanks. About three weeks later, the grapes are pressed and the young wine is transferred to clean stainless steel tanks to undergo malolactic fermentation and mature. After 12 months, the wine is assembled and bottled without fining or filtering.
The La CinsO from Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot has a deep dark purple-red color. In the nose aromas of black cherries, plums, laurel and a hint of dried oregano. In the taste palette notes of ripe small red-black fruit, black olives and a slightly peppery touch, accompanied by a soft sultry aftertaste with ripe tannins and lively acidity. Delicious with grilled tuna, rabbit with candied garlic, chicken from the oven, pasta dishes, pizza, eggplant lasagna and semi-ripened goat or sheep cheese.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot are two very well-known winemakers from Burgundy and have joined forces in the South of France and have started working there and if this top level works together then success is assured. The wines of Anne Gros and Jean Paul Tollot are of high quality and receive wonderful reviews in the press. Dark, smooth wines, convincing and very well made. The use of very old vines gives these wines an unprecedented dimension and depth. We can highly recommend the wines from this house and we are convinced that you will not be as enthusiastic as we are.
The wines they make come from the sub-region de Minervois. The Minervois is one of the largest wine producing areas in the Languedoc Roussillon. From nearly 15,000 hectares of vines, 5,000 of which are intended for the production of AOC wines, the wide range of vins de table, vins de pays and wines from single grape varieties is completed by three different AOCS: the AOC Minervois, the AOC Minervois - La Livinière and the Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois. The Minervois appellation is divided into 5 different zones: the balconies of the Aude, the Causse, the Mourels, the Petit Causse and the Terrasses.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot is located in the Causse which is without a doubt the best part due to its altitude, which varies from 200 m to almost 500 m. This results in the lowest nighttime temperatures in the Minervois and a slower thermal warming in the spring. The semi-mountainous climate of this zone is also characterized by heavier and more regular rainfall than in the Minervois in general. Another important feature of the Causse is the predominance of calcareous soils, which can lead to a very stony surface. Whether the stone is hard or soft, the whiteness it imparts to the soil indirectly heats the plants and grapes through radiation.
The wines of the Causse are often more lively than in the other zones and are characterized by its freshness and its mouth after tannins that take two to three years to soften.
|Type of Wine
|Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot
|Drinking as of
|Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard