Wines of Minervois

Minervois vineyard
Minervois vineyard
  • Wine Region : Languedoc.
  • AOP / AOC: Minervois.
  • Vinifications: red wine, rosé wine, white wine.
  • Main grape varieties: (red and rosé wines) Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Lledoner pelut | (white wines) Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Maccabeu, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino.
  • Accessory grape varieties: (red and rosé wines) Carignan, Cinsault, Piquepoul noir, Terret noir | (rosé wines) Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc, Clairette, Maccabeu, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino | (white wines) Clairette, Muscat à petits grains, white Piquepoul, white Terret.

The Minervois route links the gates of Carcassonne to those of Narbonne. Its layout, which flirts with the Canal du Midi, marks the southern limit of the vineyard. To the north, the Montagne Noire draws the horizon beyond which the expanse of vines ends. The medieval city of Minerve, perched on its promontory, marks the heart of a territory where viticulture was already flourishing in Roman times. West of the vineyard, the climate still inherits the oceanic influence. To the east, the Minervois vines rub shoulders with scrubland and olive groves. The flora bears witness to a Mediterranean climate often marked by the humid incursions of sea winds or the transverse breath of the Cers, the local wind. As is often the case in Languedoc, the dominant grape varieties are listed in Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault mainly intended for the production of red wines. On this land irrigated by rivers from the Montagne Noire, the vines draw their sap from sedimentary soils where terraces of pebbles, sandstone, schist or limestone coexist, sometimes interspersed with marl.

Domains and Castles of Minervois

Domaine La Rouviole - Minervois wines

Domaine La Rouviole

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Domaines Paul Mas - Clos Astelia

Domains Paul Mas

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Château Maris - Minervois la Livinière

Chateau Maris

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Château de Paraza - Minervois wines

Paraza Castle

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