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2019 - DANJOU BANESSY - IGP Cotes Catalanes "Clos des Escounils" Grenache Blanc, 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 Grenache blend white wine is made of Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris . It is made like a burgundy Chardonnay, aged in oak barrels. A wine of texture on lemon curd aromas, grapefruit, with rosemary and olive leaf followed by lemon blossom, generous fruit lifted by an amazing freshness. 

RATINGS - 2019 'Clos des Escounils'  17.5 points  JancisRobinson.com