“Mirandes” is the name of a local basaltic rock. It is an explosive syrah from the Roussillon: complex, rich, and elegant with ripe tannins. Evocative of superb wines from St Joseph.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon village|
|Other||BIO, No SO2|
|Inventory||In Stock (76)|
Complex aromas with graphite, ink, spicy and smoky notes. The palate is elegant, rich with a lot of finesse. The tannins are ripe. Already ready to drink but should be superb in few years.
Grilled meats, game.
Biodynamic, with all viticultural work done by parcels according to moon cycles. Hand harvest.
Grapes are 100% destemmed. Maceration for 30 days and aged in old oak barrels in between 15 and 22 months.
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.