France - Burgundy
What We Say
A classic appellation of the sun-baked Languedoc; this Minervois is rich with baked black fruit flavour mixed with pepper spice and a long finish.
What They Say
A rich and complex bouquet of red fruits and black cherry, with a hint of sweet spice. Smooth and generous on the palate and underpinned by fine tannins.
About The Producer Saint Jacques d'Albas
Château St. Jacques d'Albas is situated in the Languedoc region of the South of France, nestled in the hills behind the medieval city of Carcassonne. To the North are the Black mountains, to the Southeast the Mediterranean ocean, and the snow peaked Pyrénées rise to the South. Woodland and garrigue cover two thirds of the domaine - and much of the land beyond that - providing a refuge for migratory birds and wild animals, as well as a healthy ecological protection for the interspersed 26 hectares of vine plots. Our winemaking philosophy is to respect nature’s environment, while applying modern techniques to allow the “terroir” to express itself. Prior to 2001, the St Jacques harvest was sold off to the local Cave Cooperative. Since purchase in 2001, we exited this arrangement and then radically changed the viticulture, focusing on organic long-term soil management, ripping up high yielding and relatively low quality vines, to replace them with low yield, high quality clones.
Critics & Awards
Decanter Albas Rouge 2020 : silver medal
Concours des Vignerons Indépendants Albas Rouge 2020 : silver medal