Made by: Domaine Danjou-Banessy
"A little more gamey on the nose than the 2019, like rare duck breast and blood orange and fresh tarragon. Redcurrants, cinnamon bark, allspice berries, dark earth. This feels like a wine that has tucked itself into the ground, bare feet, bone-of-wine touching root-of-tree. Dried porcinis and siren-red hawthorn berries. Lick the bare-bone twigs of winter trees and the scent of wood fires and the steam of plums stewing on the stove and cold iron and moss and memories, and turn it into liquid ruby gemstone, pour it in a glass, taste this wine."
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin for JancisRobinson.com, July 2021.
Terroir: Single vineyard. 60% Mourvèdre (20 years old), 40% Grenache (30 years old) on lots of puddingstone, clay, sand and limestone Tuffeau.
Age of the vines: 30 years-old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested // gentle press // whole-bunch // spontaneous fermentation // minimal cap work // very gently pressed // 12 months in old oak barrels of 600, 500 and 400 litres.
- Grenache, Mourvèdre
- France, Roussillon
- Domaine Danjou-Banessy
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve