Minervois Clos du Gravillas, Sur La Lune 2014
The tiny village of St Jean de Minervois is in the hills halfway between the villages of Minervois and Saint-Chinian. Clos du Gravillas was re-created in 1999 in St Jean de Minervois by Nicole Bojanowski, having existed on the same premises since the 1940s. Nicole is best known for her pure Carignan wines and her Grenache-based white Minervois, though she's starting to make a reputation for her floral fortified Muscat de St Jean, the wine the village is famous for, and a following for her daring blends.
The wine is dark and dense. Black cassis fruit and a spicy Mediterranean nose are lightened by a mineral freshness and fine tannins.
At a glance
Grape 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah