La Croix St. Jean was established in 2004 by Michel Fabre, a grape grower and winemaker. Three generations of Michel's family, including his father Robert and his son Alexis, are also involved in the business. The wines are aptly named the father, "Lo Paire," and the child, "Lo Mainatge," in "Langue d'Oc", the local Occitan dialect. However, it is his daughter Annabelle who vinifies this wine. In this northeast corner of the Minervois appellation, known as Les Causses, it is slightly cooler, bringing freshness and delicate aromatics to the wines. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is fruity and fresh with notes of cherry, raspberry, mint, and spice. Pair this wine with grilled meat, fowl, mushrooms, Italian food, and Asiatic and Indian dishes.
Varietal Composition: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Appellation: Minervois AOP
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Aging: Stainless steel only