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Banyuls Grand Cru, 2010

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Red, Sweet
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vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Soil type: Schist
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: 45 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: tbc
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak

Additional Information

Terroir Known for its exceptional micro-terroir, the Côte Vermeille, has dry and arid summers, mild winters, and a strong influence from both the Tramontana wind and the sea. The soil is Schist derived from the decomposition of the Cambrian volcanic basalt.

Age of vines: 40-50 years old

Vinification A blend of 90% Grenache noir and 10% Carignan, only the best, perfectly ripe grapes are hand-selected and de-stemmed. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts. Mutage is carried out by adding organic neutral-tasting wine alcohol and maceration last approximately one month at controlled temperatures. No sulphites are added during winemaking, only a small amount at bottling to help stabilise the wine.

Ageing takes place in old wooden barrels for a minimum of 8 years. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Food and wine pairing This is a sweet and complex wine with delicate and fine aromas of cocoa and roasted coffee, prunes, dried fruits and a great salinity which gives it freshness and length. Best served at 16° this wine pairs beautifully with cheese, fresh figs, foie gras, or with chocolate desserts but is also delightful just by itself!

Alcohol: 17%
Between sky and sea, where the Pyrenees finds the Mediterranean Sea, the vineyard of Banyuls and Collioure is without any doubt one of the greatest of the world with 1800 hectares of steep schistous slopes failing into the sea. The Domaine du Traginer stands on steep schistous slopes of Banyuls sur Mer. It covers 16 hectares and benefits from a very sunny exposure; the wines come Under the Collioure and Banyuls appellations. In 1988, Jean-François started working on some vineyards using organic and biodynamic methods. The vineyards have a very low yield, about 17 hectolitres by hectare. Since September 1997, the vineyard has been changed to organic and biodynamic methods of cultivation in order to comply with ancestral traditions in their purest form. Accordingly, part of the vineyard is still ploughed with the help of a mule, guided by the "Traginer", the Catalan term for muleteers, Anicet, Jean-François's uncle, is the last. Traginer in Banyuls, as well as the most famous. Some vineyards have been ploughed by mules for more than 20 years. At Domaine du Traginer, we do not use yeasts and enzymes, nothing but very good grapes. Some wines are produced without sulphurs. So that you can taste true wines...
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