Danjou Banessy Cotes du Roussillon Les Myrs 2013

Danjou Banessy Cotes du Roussillon Les Myrs

¥7,077

“Myrs” is the name of a small parcel of very old Carignan. Benoit Danjou aptly calls this grape the “Poulsard of Catalonia” for its floral aromas, elegance and freshness. 

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation Cotes du Roussillon village
Winery Domaine Danjou-Banessy
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% 80 year-old-Carignan 
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14%
Product Code 13R383
MLF yes
Other BIO, No SO2
Inventory In Stock (39)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Complex floral aromas. On the palate the fruits, such as raspberry and morello cherry, are crunchy and fresh. There is also a very strong stony/mineral feeling. The finish is long and pure. A vibrant wine. 

Pairing

Venison, game. 

Production


Terroir

Black Schist, marl.

Viticulture

Biodynamic, with all viticultural work done by parcels according to moon cycles. Hand harvest. 

Vinification

Grapes are 100% destemmed. Maceration for 30 days and ageing in old oak barrels for 15 months. 

Winery


Winery Description

Located at Espira, a few kilometres away from Rivesaltes, Domaine Danjou-Banessy is an old family estate that was producing only fortified and dry rancio wines until Benoit took over from his father 10 years ago. His brother, Sebastien, an English teacher, joined the domaine full time 5 years ago. They are now producing dry whites and reds from very old vines of local grapes such as their rare and original carignan gris. Their soil has always been free from any chemicals; their father and grandfather were bio before anyone else.  They are as non-interventionist as possible in the cellar. Benoit and Sebastien are Catalans but friends with many neo-vignerons that came from all over the world to Roussillon to produce great wines. Tradition and open-mindedness could explain the quality of their wines.

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