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 started off in 1999 with 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 in the region. 'Emmenez Terret' (a play on the Charles Aznavour song 'Emmenez-Moi au Bout de Terre') is 100% Terret Bourret from 3 parcels of 60 year-old vines and is fresh and expressive. Great with fish.
A pale yellow in the glass with green flashes. On the nose, aromatic notes of citrus and aniseed with hints of a briny salinity. On the palate, fresh, crisp and clean with a zippy acidity leading to a fresh finish. Drink with cuttlefish in a tomato sauce (rouille de seiche), stuffed squid or bourride (Languedoc fish stew with plenty of aioli).