Grignon opts for Minervois name with new launch

27 July, 2011

Southern French producer LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has added a Minervois to its Manoir Grignon range.

The grapes were selected from a vineyard in the La Livinière sub-appellation, but the wine is labelled as a Minervois. Rather than undergoing a further year’s ageing, which is the normal requirement for a La Livinière classification, the wine is considered by Grignon to be ready to drink now.

“Alain has been working closely with growers in the Minervois for a while now,” said UK manager Peter Crameri.  “The grapes from the Angely  vineyard are perfect for a wine that is powerful yet fruity, typically Minervois in style with a great structure, offering excellent value-for-money at its price point and - ultimately - worthy of bearing the Grignon name.”

Manoir Grignon Angel’ Minervois 2010 is available to the UK off-trade with an rrp of £9.99. 




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