This cuvee’s name comes from the river “el Robol”. A fine and elegant wine made from the youngest vines (30 years old!!) on the estate.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon|
|Varietal(s)||80% mourvèdre, 15% Grenache and 5% syrah|
|Inventory||In Stock (209)|
Intense nose of black fruits, fig, olive and lead pencil. The attack is soft and silky. The wine is powerful, intense, with a good vivacity and elegant tannin. The length is amazing.
Lamb, Sausages, snails with garlic butter.
Topsoil of pebbles and clay-limestone below.
Organic farming. Follow the lunar phases when working in the vineyard. Hand harvest.
Grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation and maceration for 4-6 weeks in concrete tanks, separately for each grape. Ageing for 22 months in old wood barrels, whose size depends on the grape variety.
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.