La 50/50

This cuvee is born of the blending of 3 cepages to form a table wine, a real one !!!

Issue from a majority of our 25 years grenache, it is joined by Syrah and young Carignan of 35 year’s old. Having matured in stainless steel tanks, this wine is delicate, fruity and tense. Its vocation is to be refreshing and fresh, glass after glass… during a meal.

Caractéristiques techniques :

  • Superficie: 6 Ha
  • Couleur :rouge vif
  • Terroir :grès – marnes – argilo calcaire
  • Age des vignes : 25 ans, 8 ans, 35 ans.
  • Vendanges :manuelles
  • Vinification : egrappage total à la bourguignonne
  • Elevage : cuve inox

Accords mets & vin :

It underlines everything and yet takes second place with cold meats, tapas, red meat grilled or in sauces.


Petits échos du millésime 2008 :

In Vino Veritas avril 2010 : Un vin de table à la fraîcheur très minérale.

Decanter Mai 2010: Burgundian couple Anne Gros et Jean Paul Tollot who work for separate family estates,wanted to do a joint project, so they looked in the Midi and found superb old Carignan vines in Minervois. This as lovely spice with fresh peppery fruit and a fresh finish.There is southern warmth while retaining essential elegance. One for the barbecue. *** 16/20

Jancis Robinson septembre 2010 : There is a 50/50, an unoaked cocktail of fruit and acidity that reminded me of nothing than a young Bourgogne Rouge.

Guide RVF 2011: Le 50/50 est un vin de fruit simple et tendre assez court. 13.5/20

Guide Gault & Millau 2011: Un plaisir immédiat dès le premier nez sur le floral et la mine de crayon,que la framboise complète. La bouche est d’un incroyable soyeux tout en nuances fines avec une finale fraîche et sur la lavande. 15.5/20

Guide Parker 2011: 90/100 – The combination of textural refinement;palpable extract yet levity; sheer juicy exuberance;and persistent,dynamic interplay of stone,salt,bittersweet nut oils,and dark berry fruit render Gros and Tollot’s 2008 La 50/50 a fine value apt to prove highly versatile over the next several years. Its slight aura of distilled fruit esters is an theme on which the youthful 2010 raw materials consistently pick up.

Petits échos du millésime 2009 :

Guide RVF 2012:15/20  Un vin charnu et enrobé dont le confortable moelleux séduira largement.

Gault Millau 2012: 17/20 On se régale de ce fruité finement ensoleillé, qui fait la part belle à un toucher de bouche en demi puissance, sur des notions fumées mais également fruitées, avec du cassis et de la figue rôtie.

Wine Advocate: 88/100 The 50/50 has a fresh peppery nose with ample black fruit laced with liquorices, the palate is medium-bodied with a dry entry, firm tannins, perhaps just lacking a little flesh towards the finish. This is a Minnervois that would definitely be enhanced with cuisine. Tasted January 2011.

Petits échos du millésime 2010 :

Guide RVF 2013 : 14.5/20 La cuvée se montre franche et bien mûre encore un peu sur la réserve.

The Underground Wine Letter 12/2012:
This wine is blended from Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache and aged entirely in tank to maintain its fresh and lively character. The grapes are from the area of Minervois but classified the wine is classified as Vin de Table because the percentage of grape varieties used does not meet the requirements of the Minervois appellation.
The wine is dark in color and has a stunningly fruity perfume redolent of cassis and blackberry with a faint floral undertone. It has loads of bright very pure fruit and is rounded and supple with a faint crispness on the finish. This is a beautifully balanced wine with delicious fruit – Outstanding.  

Petits échos du millésime 2011 :

Guide RVF 2014:14.5 belles dimensions et intensité de fruit à la juste maturité

Jancis Robinson: 16.5/20

Petits échos du millésime 2012 :

Wine Advocate mai 2014:  A tank-aged blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, the 2012 Minervois 50 / 50 is outstanding with its beautiful dark fruits, crushed rock, earth and underbrush-styled aromatics. Medium-bodied, elegant and with a superbly layered, rich mid-palate, it will benefit from another year in bottle and drink nicely for 3-5 years after that. 90

Smak Vinguiden 08/2015: 90

Dufter av blomster og bringebær. Saftig og delikat ren og pen frukt med lett tørre tanniner i utgangen. Nydelig frukt. 

Petits échos du millésime 2013 :

Wine Advocate mai 2015: 89

I think the most straightforward of the new releases, the inky colored 2013 Minervois 50 / 50 is ablend of 40-45% Grenache and the balance an even split of Syrah and Carignan. It’s a medium-bodied, elegant and forward effort that has pretty purple fruits, crushed violets, pepper and hints of leather. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

Petits échos du millésime 2013 : par “Côté cave”

” Acquisitions de vignes à Cazelles, dans le Minervois, et construction d’une cave.Tombés amoureux de cette région en 2007, Anne Gros, vigneronne bourguignonne, et son mari, Jean-Paul Tollot, n’ont pas lésiré sur les moyens. Le couple a su imposer son style à travers une gamme de vins très qualitative à des prix assez raisonnables. Constituée de grenache, syrah et carignan, la version 2013 de cette cuvée se distingue par son nez de sous-bois, ses arômes de fruits noirs, de graphite, son volume en bouche et le soyeux de ses tannins jeune. Cette bouteille a unu potentiel de garde de deux à trois ans. Les impatients dégusteront avec des charcuteries, des côtes d’agneau ou rôti de boeuf.”

Petits échos du millésime 2014 :

Guide RVF: 13/20

Bettane/Desseauve: 14/20

Wine Advocate: 88

Petits échos du millésime 2015 :

Wine Advocate: 90

Petits échos du millésime 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

“Intense yet smooth, fascinating blend of three grapes. Subtle, soft fruit that will age well over the next five years. Perfect with game meats or on its own.”

Petits échos du millésime 2016 : par “The Wine Advocate”

“Equal parts Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah, the 2016 IGP Cotes du Brian La 50/50 aged only in stainless steel. It’s fresh and fruity, boasting bouncy berry fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a tart finish and a silky mouthfeel. Drink it over the next few years.”

note : 88

Petits échos du millésime 2017 : par “The Wine Advocate”

“You would think the 2017 IGP Cotes du Brian La 50/50 might be called La 33/33/33, given that it’s equal proportions of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. All aged in stainless steel, this medium-bodied effort is a bit edgier than some of the other offerings in this stable, with tart red raspberries, bright acids and a long, crisp finish.”

note : 88