Wines to Seek Out
There are five wines from this winery, with the three Minervois making the biggest splash.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot “Les Fontanilles” Minervois
For an age-worthy wine, look to “Les Fontanilles,” a blend of Grenache (40%) with 20% each to Carignan, Syrah and Cinsault that is suggestive of smoky blackberries and musk.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot “La Ciaude” Minervois
“La Ciaude” — a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache — draws its oomph from a plot of Carignan vines dating back to 1904. Despite its concentration and power, the wine is remarkably patient, easy-going, yet lithe and sinewy.
Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot “Les Carrétals” Minervois
The best wine, and a real showpiece of Languedoc's prowess, is “Les Carrétals,” another wine led by old-vine Carignan grapes that lend a fruity, potent and elegant expression on the nose. There is a fine mineral quality to the texture, and a finish that lingers like the scent in the air after a rainstorm.