Spirit Type: Imported Liqueurs/Cordials/Specialties
Rancio of Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris from one of the most famous terroirs and grower-producers, Bernard Saperas of Domaine Vial-Magneres. Sadly, this wine is Bernard's final rancio sec, due to his passing; the phrase "puits aux souhaits" (wishing well) is an image from his own writings. Bernard was a fanatic for rancio sec, actually diverting grapes from Banyuls production (i.e., overripe grenache) to vinify dry, oxidize through heating in glass jugs, and raise for 7 years in old rancio Banyuls casks. Fabulously intricate, with just a hint of red fruit amongst the mouthwatering acidity and waxy, nutty complexity. Endless on the finish, and shelf-stable after opening.