This is a stunning entry for orange wine for those not familiar with that style and for the converted, simply an incredibly aromatic and fresh wine.
|Appellation||Cotes du Roussillon|
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Aromas could be described between a tea infusion (bergamot, verbena, linden, thyme and rosemary), a sake and a white beer. Sublime fruit, lush texture, stunning aromas and tension and a super refreshing bitter finish.
Appetizers, raw fish with or without citrus fruits and dessert with persimmon and sage.
Biodynamic, with all viticultural work done by parcels.
2 weeks skin contact, fermentation with natural yeasts and 6 months ageing in old barrels with a little oxidation. No filtration, no fining, low sulphur.
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.