La Truffiere is one of the most intense, pure, vibrant white wines from Roussillon. Made at low yields from the very rare Carignan gris. Less than 1000 bottles of this gem are produced every year.
|Appellation||VDP Cotes Catalanes|
|Varietal(s)||100% carignan gris|
|Other||BIO, No SO2|
|Inventory||Very Low Stock (21)|
Aromas of candied citrus fruits and crushed stones. La truffiere is an intense and profound wine. The palate is pure and with an outstanding tension. It finishes with persistent, invigorating saline notes.
Fresh oyster, lobter and sushis.
Terres noires: Clay soil on black schist and limestone rocks.
Biodynamic farming. Follow the lunar phases when working in the vineyard. Short pruning. Hand harvest in small basket.
No destemming. Long and soft pressing. Fermentation in vats and ageing in used barrels (1 to 10 years) for 15 months. MLF depending on the vintage.
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.