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. The domaine has been practising biodynamic since 2016 and is currently in conversion. The first certified vintage will be in 2021.
A bright, expressive Syrah with a ripe cherry and black pepper character and smooth tannins. Sea breezes temper the Mediterrean climate, giving the wines lifted freshness and acidity.
This Valpolicella is ruby red in colour, with youthful highlights. Fragrant fruit with prominent notes...
Balanced, smooth, fruity, with a well-rounded, pleasant finish. Fine tannins without being overpowering. Good weight...