One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wine produced in the district of Minervois, in the department of Aude in southern France.
- ‘We moored at the sleepy village of Ventenac, where we were treated to a tasting of Minervois wines in the canal-side Chateau de Ventenac.’
- ‘Hopefully it is not as bad as the 2002 Rhone, which was largely a write-off vintage, but some Minervois vineyards are under 18 cm of water.’
- ‘We were drinking Minervois by the way, which at 30 a bottle was bloody expensive but we managed to weather that indignation and just appreciate it for its colour and flavour.’
- ‘In Languedoc-Roussillon look out for the sweet wines of Rivesaltes and Banyuls, as well as the more usual Corbieres and Minervois.’
- ‘You could equally well use a Minervois or Corbières for this dish.’
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