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2019 Tradition Rouge
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
AOP Minervois
Alcohol %
13.5

Domaine Pierre Cros
2019 Tradition Rouge

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SKU: DPCTradition19

This deep ruby red blend catches your eye with its beauty followed by capturing your palate and your heart with its authenticity. This classic Languedoc blend fills the glass with a concentrated and complex nose of raspberries, black cherries and sweet spices. Smooth, full-bodied and beautifully balanced with silky tannins on the long finish. This is a favorite wine of our owners, the one they choose over and over again to share with family and friends. 

Wonderful with Grilled Steak; Barbecued Spareribs; or Pork Gyoza with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
AOP Minervois
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Situated in Badens, a few kilometers from Carcassonne, the vineyards of Domaine Cros sit on the poorest of poor shallow stony soils that are so stark and inhospitable in certain places that only the vine and the olive tree can scratch an existence. The love of this arid terroir, where the drought seems more extreme than elsewhere, has induced Pierre Cros to preserve several ancient parcels of Aramon (planted in 1930), Piquepoul Noir (1910), Alicante (1927) and Carignan (1910) alongside the more classic “noble” (parvenu) varieties of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. The estate covers fifty hectares of which only half is planted with vines. The other part is made up of garrigue, almond trees, olive trees, oak trees. Pierre Cros has long understood the importance of respecting the environment and understanding his terroir, that is why he refuses any organic or biodynamic certification since he has always worked this way.
Production Notes
Handpicked into small cases, indigenous yeast, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.
Winemaker Notes
Pierre Cros is a natural and instinctive winemaker having learned winemaking from watching his family members. Pierre Cros did not study oenology but learned the essential gestures of the winemaker in the field, in the 1970s. An ex-rugby player, Pierre Cros is known as the King of Concentration – so, unsurprisingly, his wines are full-bodied and entirely superb. He is an experimental wine genius continually pushing the boundaries with a wine making savoir faire. His wines certainly live up to the Languedoc motto "where creativity meets diversity".
Food Pairing Notes
Wonderful with Grilled Steak; Barbecued Spareribs; or Pork Gyoza with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or through 2025 and beyond.