‘50/50’ describes the partnership of winemakers Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot. From the fields to the cellar, all work is divided equally. Finesse and precision are the two main characteristics of these Minervois wines, words more often used to describe Gros’ Burgundian Crus rather than the concentrated reds of the south. The estate’s 35 acres of old vines in Cazelles grow on a plateau at the foot of the Montagne Noir, 660 feet above sea level, the same altitude as Vosne-Romanée in Burgundy. This breathtaking region boasts exceptional terroir, as both limestone and chalk-rich fossils are abundant. The winemaking is hand-harvested and destemmed; fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
“This as a lovely spice with fresh peppery fruit and a fresh finish. There is southern warmth while retaining essential elegance.” – Decanter.
The 50/50 was originally a blend of old vine cariganan and syrah. It has evolved over the years to now be a 33/33/33 blend of old Carignan, Grenache and Syrah / Shiraz vines, this extremely refreshing wine is to be appreciated as a delicacy. Quite simply, one glass leads to another! Served slightly chilled, this wine is ideal for an impromptu evening around a sausage and cheese platter, tapas or barbecue.