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2019 - DANJOU BANESSY - IGP Cotes Catalanes Blanc "La Truffiere" Carignan Gris, Roussillon

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Benoit Danjou and his brother Sebastien inherited from their grandfather this old vineyard which was used for the production of Rivesaltes in a beautiful part of the Roussillon called 'Espira de L'Agly'. Today, they manage around fifteen hectares of parceled vines, aged 15 to 120 years farmed organically and biodynamically. 

They have a lot of endemic grape varieties, including some rare old vines of carignan, are rooted in a soil of clay, black schists, and limestone rocks, and are now vinified into dry whites and reds that aim to capture the true expression of the landscape.

This 100% Carignan Gris white wine is a rare drop - made by this forgotten endemic grape variety from the region. 

RATING - "Smoky. A wine with citric peel, there is honey. There is a cusp of the most delicate white peach, like the white pearl of a new moon, slim sickle silver in the charcoal sky. A wine with what I can only describe as brutal honesty. It shocks, stops, clarifies, magnifies, illuminates, sharpens the beauty. Like a pane of glass, it shows what is. Like a pane of glass, it has unsparing edges. Like a pane of glass, it is strong; it is fragile." - 18 points, Tamlyn Currin for JancisRobinson.com