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.
"Les Combettes" is 100% Marselan, a recent crossing between two famous grape varieties, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon and ... More>
"La Cinso" is 100% Cinsault selected from Anne and Jean-Paul's Cazelles vineyards in Minervois, that offer a wide range of ... More>
The Gros-Tollot "La 8" is 100% Grenache, sourced from Cazelles in Minervois. Anne and Jean-Paul chose Cazelles for its ... More>
Here, 25 year old Grenache is blended with Syrah and 35 year old Carignan. The wine is matured in stainless steel to create ... More>
A blend of four varieties from four different sites - Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault from vines ranging between 25 ... More>
Gro-Tollot "L'o de la Vie" is 100% Syrah from young vines in the Gros-Tollot Minervois vineyards. Anne and Jean Paul say ... More>
Robert Parker, 92/100: "The 2011 Minervois Les Fontanilles (same blend and elevage as the 2012) is a beautifully fruited, ... More>
Gros-Tollot "de la Ciaude" is a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, off two limestone and clay plots. Of note here, the ... More>
Hot southern sun and cool limestone and clay soils combine to produce this silky, mineral-infused, concentrated mix of ... More>
These fine wines, which benefit from careful maturing in barrels, represent a cuvée superbly silky, combined with ... More>
93/100 | Robert Parker: "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>