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Banyuls Grand Cru

Banyuls Grand Cru

Region

AOP Banyuls Grand Cru

Winemaker notes

The Grand Cru designation in Banyuls refers to a wine comes from older vines, and that has undergone an extensive aging process for a minimum of 30 months. The schist soils help keep acidity levels in the grapes and thus the final wine elevated. The residual sugar is 98g/L.

Viticultural Notes

The goblet-pruned vines are planted on terraced slopes of schist that face the Bay of Paulilles in the Mediterranean. Grapes are hand-harvested. The yield is approximately 15-18hl/ha.

Wine

Banyuls Grand Cru

Estate

Domaine des Clos de Paulilles

Vintage

2013

Varietal

100% Grenache

Region

AOP Banyuls Grand Cru

Vine Age

50 to 70 years

Soil

Schist

Farming

Certified Organic

Fermentation

Bunches are 100% destemmed. Fermentation begins in stainless steel and is haulted halfway through by the addition of neutral grape spirit. Maceration takes place over 3 weeks with daily pumpovers.

Aging

Aging for 3 1/2 years in a combination of old cognac, whisky and Bordeaux demi-muids.

Alcohol

17%



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