Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot L'O de la Vie Cazelles 2017
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Minervois|
|Brand||Domaine Anne Gros & Jean Paul Tollot|
A young vineyard, planted in Syrah, which grows on the slopes of the Ruisseau de la Vie, “Stream of Life” (Rec del Vie in the Languedoc dialecte).
There is a purity of the varietal associated with this plot that is unveiling an elegant personality, even in its youth. This is a balanced wine, very precise and thirst quenching, which goes well with roasted meats and charcuterie. A crystalline wine.
Mainly Syrah, with the balance (about 20%) Grenache, the 2017 Minervois L'O de la Vie Cazelles was aged almost entirely in tank. Big, lush and dark-fruited, it flows across the full-bodied palate in easy waves of plums, cola and spice. The tannins are supple almost to the point of creaminess, turning silky on the licorice-tinged finish.