Clos du Gravillas, Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois, Douce Providence 2017
Clos du Gravillas is based in the village of Saint-Jean de Minervois in the shadow of the Montagne Noir in the Minervois region of Languedoc-Roussillon. The 6-hectare estate is owned and run by American John Bojanowski and his wife Nicole who hails from Narbonne. They began in 1999 with just 1 hectare of ancient Carignan and Grenache Gris vines and over the past few years have acquired more land and planted more vines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Mourvedre. The estate is run strictly along organic lines and today produces some of the finest wines of the region. This 100% Muscadet de Saint Jean de Minervois is from vines grown at 300m above sea level. Yields are eye-wateringly low and the resulting wine is aged in stainless steel tanks. Absolutely delicious!
A lively light golden in colour. Aromas of orange and honey with a nutty edge. On the palate, light and fresh with further sweet citrus notes. The finish is crisp and well balanced. Works well as an aperitif. Otherwise try with pear tart, Foie Gras or Roquefort toasts.
Grape: 100% Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains (which has been growing in the Languedoc for over 1000 years)