La Croix de Saint Jean Lo Mainatge Minervois 2016 75cl 14.5% ABV
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La Croix de Saint Jean Lo Mainatge, Minervois, France
Meaning the child in Occitan, 'Lo Mainatge' refers to the three generations involved in the domaine. A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah sourced from schist, limestone and clay soils, it is characterised by bright dark berry fruit and round tannins.
La Croix de Saint Jean was established in 2004 by Michel Fabre, a grape grower and winemaker (also winemaker at Villa Baulieu). Three generations of Michel’s family, his father Robert and his son Alexis, are involved in the business. The wines are aptly named the father, ‘Lo Paire’, and the child, ‘Lo Mainatge’, in Occitan to reflect this.