Croix Gratiot in English

Our roots

Situated between the “Bassin de Thau” and clay/limestones hills, our land extends to 30 hectares of vineyards, grouped around the estate. The Mediterranean climate allows the grapes to mature fully and further develop their characteristics during the winemaking process.

 

A stream crosses the vineyard, its banks covered with a wide variety of shrubs which help maintain biodiversity. We respect and work in harmony with nature and the environment.  Mechanical weeding is preferred to the use of chemicals.  On certain plots, every second row is grassed over.

 Our wines, characteristics and specialities

  • Picpoul de Pinet, the atypical 

Piquepoul Blanc 100%
12.5% vol.

Packaging : 37.5 and 75cl
Decidedly atypical, more aromatic and less dry than that found in the appellation of origin.
Production characteristics : Harvested in two stages, for liveliness and complexity.Low temperature fermentation. Fiche Technique

  • Brechallune

Piquepoul 100%
12.5% vol.
Packaging : 75cl
This wine comes from one of our plots selection of white Piquepoul : grape variety typical of our terroir.
This white picket is harvested late and reared on fine lees for 5 months. A party aged in jars. Fiche technique

  • Desir blanc, the essential

Viognier, Chardonnay, Roussanne and Muscat – 13.5% vol
Packaging : 75cl
A blend known for its explosive aromas, a classic in our range.
Production characteristics :
Each grape variety is produced separately before blending
The Viognier (the dominant variety) is matured on its lees. Fiche technique du Désir Blanc

  • Rosé Roséphine : seductive and sweet

Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon – 12.5% vol.
Packaging : 75cl and 1.5l
A very expressive ‘cuvée’, seductive and fruity, with a great liveliness and a delicate sweet finish
Production characteristics :
Syrah bled quickly to obtain its pale colour
Cabernet-Sauvignon directly pressed. Fiche technique du RoséRoséphine

  • Rouge Cerise : fresh and fruity

Syrah 100% – 13.5% vol.
Packaging : 75cl
Fresh and fruity, this is a surprising Syrah from the South, a great success in our range!
Production characteristics : Manual harvest, Natural alcoholic fermentation with daily pumping over Maturation in wooden vats for 4 months. Fiche technique du Rouge Cerise

  • Les Zazous blancs

Piquepoul and Roussanne
13.5 % vol.
Packaging : 75cl
A very elegant wine, floral, with chestnut notes and oak hints.
Production characteristics : The grapes are blended in barrels to finish their fermentation. 4 month maturation. Fiche technique des Zazous Blanc

  • Les Zazous rouges

Pinot-Noir 100%
14.5% vol.
Packaging : 75cl
Rare Southern Pinot, with ripe fruits, spicy notes and very elegant tannins.
Production characteristics : Manual harvest, natural fermentation.
Maturation in oak barrels for 10 months. Fiche technique des Zazous Rouge

  • Le Doux des Zazous : fine and seductive

Late Harvest Viognier 100%
15.5% vol

Packaging 50cl
Our latest!  A fruity sweetness with gorgeous apricot notes, round and full, very seductive on the palate.
Production characteristics : Over-ripe grapes, harvested late October. Fiche technique du Doux des Zazous

The Croix Gratiot highlights

Each Whit Monday : Open Days : Tasting, Food and wine pairings, various events, opening of exhibitions, bring your own picnic basket, share your meal and enjoy the day !
In July : Concert evening. Reservation required. Come and swing with us !

Meet us !

  • Visits and tastings

We are open for visits and tastings :
From Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 12.00pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Alternatively, you can contact us to book an appointment.

  • Where to find us

Anaïs & Yves Ricome Vignerons Indépendants
Sainte Croix
34530 Montagnac
croixgratiot@gmail.com
tel : +(33) 4 67 25 27 88
fax : +(33) 4 67 24 05 03

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GPS coordinates:
43°26’59 »N
03°31’42 »S