“Truffiere” is the name of a small parcel of schist planted with very old Carignan and Grenache. This wine is a flowery and incredibly fresh and light Grenache from Roussillon.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon village|
|Varietal(s)||50% Grenache 50% Carignan|
|Inventory||In Stock (83)|
Complex aromas of fresh fruits (grape, cherry) and spices. Great silky feeling on the palate. The fruits, such as raspberry and cherry, are crunchy and fresh. Some spiciness dominates in the finish, which is long and pure. An intense and fresh wine.
Black Schist, marl
Biodynamic, with all viticultural work done by parcels according to moon cycles. Hand harvest.
Grapes are 100% destemmed. Maceration for 30 days and ageing in old oak barrels for 15 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.