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Clos du Gravillas, Rendez-Vous Sur la Lune 2020

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Clos du Gravillas, Rendez-Vous Sur la Lune 2020

AOP Minervois Rouge... A red Minervois from the moon, carignan 50 %, syrah 50 %. Tank aged wine. Preserved flavors of garrique, fresh fruit, chalky texture. In honor of the lunar terroir of Cazelles.

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Additional Information

Appellation Minervois
millesime 2017
cepage 50% Carignan et 50% Syrah
Potentiel de garde -
Revues et Concours N/A
Contenance 75cl
Degré alc. 13%vol
Accords -
Vinification Macération des raisins pendant 3 semaines. 18 mois en cuve inox. 15% elevé en demi-muids.
bio Yes
Allergen Contains sulfites


The Clos du Gravillas is a 8,5 hectare domaine on the dry Saint Jean de Minervois hillsides, 270 m in altitude. Providential fresh air from the Montagne Noire has a cooling effect on the vineyards during the summer. Nicole comes from Narbonne, has a southern accent, her laugh and enthusiasme are contagious. John Bojanowski comes from farther afield, from the far west, the country of horses and Bourbon ; Kentucky. In 1996, the Narbonne girl convinced her American husband that the Saint Jean stony soils were the most beautiful in the world. This lead to a choice of lifestyle in a village with 45 inhabitants, and the Terroir with a capital T : white sea bed fossilitic limestone.The white stones of the vineyards conjure up a lunar landscape and has inspired the graphic representation of the domaine. The style of the domaine's wines derives from this mineral environment. Nicole and John have made a clear choice to diversify the grape types in their vineyards : 15 varieties contribute to the Domaine's wines' complexity of style. During the spring and summer the vines are carefully pruned with a reduction of buds to aerate the remaining grape bunches and reduce yields. The manual harvests enable the best possible selection of ripe, healthy grapes. The bunches are transported to the cellar in 15kg cases to avoid damaging the grapes or breaking the skins. Only natural, indigenous yeas is used for the fermentations. Biodiversity is essential for the cultural methods used here, in the heart of the Natural Haut Languedoc Park, the local environment protected under the Natura 2000 program. Organic agriculture, of course.