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 of the region. 'Rendez-Vous sur La Lune' is a bend of 45% Carignan, 45% Syrah and 10% Grenache from old vines. Lightly oaked, this is a smooth and savoury red that makes for an excellent Sunday lunch wine.
An opaque-purple in colour. On the nose aromas of black cherries, blueberries and figs. On the palate, fresh and smooth with notes of sweet spices and red fruits. Silky in texture with a solid mineral backbone. The finish is long and crisp. Recommended for those of a carniverous disposition! Try with roast saddle of hare with beetroot, ragout of lamb with spring vegetables or daube de boeuf a la Gardiane with orange peel and black olives.