The enigmatic Pierre Cros can’t wait for each Rugby World Cup series so he can watch his Team
thrash the poms, Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans.
A straight up man with no pretences but proud of his land and what it produces, he describes
himself as a peasant, a hill billy. But I see a worldly man of conviction but humble all the same.
A multi generation vigneron and winemaker from Badens where skills have been handed down
rather than learned from books.
The Pierre Cros domain extends to 50 hectares with about half being vineyard and the rest wild
garrigue, almond trees, olive grove and truffle oaks. The local area is quite dry and Pierre has
continued with many of the indigenous varieties, namely, Alicante, Picpoul Noir, Picpoul Blanc
and Aramon for this reason. The majority of the vines are traditional Languedoc though –Cinsault,
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Muscat Petit a
Grains. Just because Pierre is pretty much anti establishment, he has planted some Nebbiolo and
Touriga Nacional – non permitted varieties.
2014 Touriga Nacional – 1.5l Magnum