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2019 - DANJOU BANESSY - IGP Cotes Catalanes Rouge "Truffiere" Grenache Noir,Carignan Noir 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 Carignan Noir and Grenache blend is a rare drop - made from an old vineyard of 90 years old vines, producing extremely low yields making this wine concentrated. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 20 months. 

RATING - "I have a hard time getting my head around the fact that a Roussillon red can have the finesse of Vosne-Romanée. This wine has purity; it is, quite simply, diaphanous in texture. It is unique. It is has a beautiful soul." 17.5 points, Tamlyn Currin for JancisRobinson.com. July 2020.