Owned by brothers Yves and Hugues Ricome for over 30 years, Domaine La Croix Gratiot covers 27 hectares in Montagnac in the Coteaux du Languedoc. After years of selling to the local co-operative, Yves started bottling his own wine in 2005. His daughter Anaïs has now taken charge, after working for some time in New Zealand with Matt Thomson, and makes wonderfully pure wines that reflect the potential of the local varieties with which she works.
This wine is bright ruby in the glass, and has an elegant aromatic nose with floral notes of rose and violet, red cherries and a hint of spice. Full bodied, the palate has fine, silky tannins and finishes with lingering cherry flavours.