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Danjou Banessy IGP Cote Catalane La Truffiere Blanc 2017

France, Roussillon
Biodynamic
No SO2
15 TWA

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.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine Danjou-Banessy
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% carignan gris
¥8,150  (incl. tax)

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.

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine Danjou-Banessy
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% carignan gris
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

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.

Pairing

Fresh oyster, lobter and sushis.

Press
15Robert Parker
Production

Terroir

Terres noires: Clay soil on black schist and limestone rocks.

Viticulture

Biodynamic farming. Follow the lunar phases when working in the vineyard. Short pruning. Hand harvest in small basket.

Vinification

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.

Data
Closure Cork
Volume 75ml
Alcohol 12,5%
Product Code 17W381
MLF yes
Inventory Very Low Stock (10)
Winery

Winery Description

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.

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