Domaine Danjou-Banessy

France - Espira de l'Agly

The art of winemaking must be in the blood of brothers Benoit and Sébastien Danjou-Banessy – grapes and vines have been a part of their family heritage for generations. Domaine Danjou-Banessy typically produced fortified and rancio wines in the Roussillon region. In the 1950s, Benoit and Sébastien’s grandfather had bought further vineyards and created a “library” of rancios. Benoit worked alongside his grandfather until they produced their final vintage together in 2000.

Benoit took over the vineyards in 2001, and was joined five years later by Sébastien, who had been working as an English teacher. They are now not only custodians of the family’s winemaking heritage, but also of their stock of fortified wines.

The brothers were also the first generation of the family to introduce still wines, dry white and reds made from old vines of local grapes, for example the rare Carignan Gris. They now produce 40,000 bottles a year.

Domaine Danjou-Banessy uses a single-vineyard approach to winemaking across its 17 hectares of land, using vines with an average age of 60 years. The Estaca vineyard features soils of marl and schist, with silica and a trace of iron. The Truffière vineyard is set on black schist and limestone, as is the soil of Myrs. Clos des Escounils, meanwhile, sits on earth of clay and limestone.

The wine production method is fully biodynamic and non-interventionist, and has been for generations. All of these factors lead to delicious wines that are lively, elegant and softly textured.

Domaine Danjou-Banessy Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
Cotes-du-Roussillon "Coste" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Cotes-du-Roussillon "Coste" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Roboul" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Roboul" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Roboul" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "La Truffiere" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "La Truffiere" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Les Mirandes" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Les Myrs" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Les Myrs" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Cote-du-Roussillon Villages "Estaca" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013

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