This is a really fun, extremely pleasing Carignan from the south of France! Fermented half in barrel and the other half by carbonic maceration, the wine balances pure, clean, black fruits and pepper. It’s medium in body, full but not over the top, a fresh acidity offsets a strong tannic structure that weaves in more notes of raspberry and blueberries. And yes, the name is an ode to victims of the siege of Minerve in the year 1210, a siege against the Cathars. We also think it’s a nod to how sacrilegiously good the wine is for the price!