A selection of the estate's oldest Grenache vines, the Banyuls "Vieilles Vignes" 1985 was hand-harvested and vinified traditionally: foot-trodden and fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. It was aged for 10 years in 650 liter oak demi-muids before bottling.
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