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Vin de France: Domaine Pierre Cros Les Mal Aimes 2017


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Tasting Notes

The unloved ones. Forgotten grapes; Alicante 1927,  Aramon 1930, Piquepoul Noir 1910, and Carignan 1910. Well worth discovering!

Wine Info
Region Languedoc
Appellation Vin de France
Style Red
Producer Domaine Pierre Cros
Grapes

38% Alicante, 19% Aramon, 15% Piquepoul Noir, 28% Carignan

Pairing Red Meat.
Keeping Drink within 8 to 10 years of bottling.
Vinification
Vinified in concrete tanks.
Bottle 75cl
Volume 13.0%
Producer

Domaine Pierre Cros

An ex-rugby player, Pierre Cros is known as the King of Concentration – so, unsurprisingly, his wines are full-bodied and entirely superb! Les Aspres regularly wins the coveted three-star award from Guide Hachette, and Pierre also produces a stunning red wine made with Carignan grapes. 

Some of his vines were planted as far back as 1905, and the results are no less than historic - lookout, in particular, for the aptly named red Vieilles Vignes, and the highly recommended Minervois Tradition red, made with 5 different grapes.