Anne Gros / Jean-Paul Tollot - La 50 / 50 - Red
La 50/50 is a red wine made from mostly Grenache, some Syrah harvested from 8 year old vines and grapes from 35 years old Carignan vines. The grapes are hand-picked and the wine is then produced in steel tanks the Burgundian way.
Here is the comment from The Wine Advocate in May 2014:
A tank-aged blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, the 2012 Minervois 50/50 is outstanding with its beautiful dark fruits, crushed rock, earth and underbrush-styled aromatics. Medium-bodied, elegant and with a superbly layered, rich mid-palate, it will benefit from another year in bottle and drink nicely for 3-5 years after that. 90
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc-Roussillon
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah och Carignan
- Classification : Vin de France
- Awards : 90p The Wine Advocate
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 13.5%
- Storage potential : 3-5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Anne Gros has made herself known throughout the world among wine connoisseurs for her great Burgundy wines from Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux. The fact that Anne also makes wine in the Minervois appellation is maybe less well known. Together with Jean-Paul Tollot, she bought land in the Cazelles village in 2007 and today they grow four different grape varieties, Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache used for the production of modern and well-made reds. The vinification is inspired by the principles applied in Burgundy which create wines of great fruitiness and finesse. Both winemakers claim that here everything is round ... the road, the hills, the steel tanks, the oak barrels, ...... the wines.
Vivid red color with ruby red tones. Complex floral aromas - leather and animal scents, but especially a scent of red berries. A taste with such a perfect balance between acidity and fruit that it reminds of a tightrope walker's journey on the rope. Fruity hints of red berries. Tannins that have already been softened. A high-quality wine without pretensions to drink as an aperitif, with tapas or to a "charcuterie" plate. Almost too good for the barbecue ...