Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot, La 50/50, Côtes du Brian, France
Domaine Anne Gros & JP Tollot, La 50/50, Côte du Brian, France
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
The cool elegance of Burgundy, the warm soul of southern France— winemaker Anne Gros (of Domaine Anne Gros in Vosne-Romanée) is without question crafting some of the more harmonious, captivating red blends in the Languedoc today. 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. Cooler temperatures allow grapes to ripen slowly, the result being balanced, mineral-infused wines without excessive levels of alcohol.
This cuvee is born of the blending of 3 cepages to form a table wine, a real one !!!
Issue from a majority of our 25 years grenache, it is joined by Syrah and young Carignan of 35 year’s old. Having matured in stainless steel tanks, this wine is delicate, fruity and tense. Its vocation is to be refreshing and fresh, glass after glass… during a meal.
WINERY: Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot WINEMAKER: Anne Gros
REGION: FRANCE • Languedoc-Roussillon • Cazelles APPELLATION: Côtes du Brian IGP
BLEND: Majority Grenache; with Syrah and Carignan
VINEYARDS: A selection of fruit from a northfacing estate vineyard. Soils combine marl, limestone and sandstone. Grenache and Carignan vines are 30 to 40 years old; Syrah vines are 10+ years old.
AGE OF VINES: 10-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous
yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Aged also in tank.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of blackberries, crushed stones, wild garrigue. Medium-bodied, suave; avors of black cherries and plums.
NOTES: ‘50/50’ describes the partnership of winemakers Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot—from the elds to the cellar, all work is divided equally.