Harvested from the Domaine du Mas Blanc's oldest Grenache vines, the Banyuls "Collection" 2000 is a special subset of its Banyuls "Vieilles Vignes." Hand harvested and trodden by foot, it was fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts and aged in 650 liter oak demi-muids for 10 years. A single 225 liter barrel was then diverted from bottling and set aside for continued "elevage" as a part of the estate's library of its most important wines.
Banyuls is the finest and most complex of France's fortified Vin Doux Naturels, a dark wine born of sea, sun and stone. Classic Banyuls is defined by its grace and nuance, its proximity to the sea serving to temper its native power, lending a savory, smoky maritime character to its wines.
Spirit Type: Wine