Gros-Tollot is a joint venture between the husband and wife super-team of Anne Gros
(she of the eponymous Vosne-Romanee domaine) and Jean-Paul Tollot (of Domaine
They have transported their Burgundian sensibilities to the South of France, where they create vibrant combinations of the Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah varieties. They are responding avidly to the challenges of a climate so different to what they are accustomed to on their home turf. A supposed glimpse of the diverse soils and significant parcels within the southern appellation of Minervois was enough to convince the two that an excursion south was in order.
The pair have embraced their 14 hectares of ancient vines and their terroir with both hands, and are turning out wines unlike any others in the appellation and, indeed, beyond it.
Robert Parker, 92/100: "The 2011 Minervois Les Fontanilles (same blend and elevage as the 2012) is a beautifully fruited, ... More>
Burgundians Gros and Tollet respond avidly to the challenges of a climate so different to what they are accustomed to on ... More>
Made from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, each cepage is complete, and brings to the cuvee its own characteristices. ... More>
Hot southern sun and cool limestone and clay soils combine to produce this silky, mineral-infused, concentrated mix of ... More>
A blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, it's chewy, good strong texture, nice sweet notes. Excellent weight, a very smart ... More>
These fine wines, which benefit from careful maturing in barrels, represent a cuvée superbly silky, combined with ... More>
Robert Parker, 93/100: "Mostly Carignan, from 100+-year-old vines, the 2011 Minervois La Ciaude offers beautiful typicity in ... More>
Robert Parker, 93/100: "The 2011 Minervois Les Carretals is more up-front and supple than the 2012 and reveals perfumed, ... More>
100% Carignan and distincly Carignan. A masculine and firm wine, yet fragrant and floral.... More>
Carignan and Grenache vines grow on over one hectare and come together with finesse, elegance, length, rigour and energy... ... More>