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 Tollot-Boeut).
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.