Origins of Banyuls
The côte Vermeille’s soil is made of schist rock with a thick soil layer. In this mediterranean climate, the vine has to develop some powerful roots to extract water and nutrients it needs. With only 5000 to 6000 stocks/hectare, the exposition to the sun and Tramontane, the vine produces healthy and concentrated fruits. The vineyard is organized by low dry-stone walls that draw terraces and gave the traditional architecture. Terraces and steep hills make impossible any mechanization and requires to work exclusively by hand.
Banyuls are dessert wines, they are sweet thanks to the natural sugar of the grape that we kept by alcohol addition during the fermentation.
Tasting & food pairing
By its expressive flavors, this cuvée is true to white and grey grenache with peach, juicy pear and small flowers aromas. The mouth is not too sweet but well-balanced, generous and long.
Enjoyed as an aperitif on its own, it can surprise you with strong cheeses like Roquefort or Bleu : sweetness softens the powerful taste of the cheese. Of course, it goes well with desserts and even as a dessert.