Made by: Domaine Danjou-Banessy
"Pale, see-through ruby. Smells like violet-scented talc. Superb, translucent, floral, night jasmine, daphne blossom. The fruit is like paper-thin, ruby-stained glass. I have it in my mouth and I don’t want to swallow, in case I break it. Wild damsons, their sweet intensity, the eye-widening pop of their acidity, their woodsy hedgerow-stemminess, their thin-skinned-but-defiant tannins. Dill. Caraway fronds. Startling elegance – have I ever tasted Mourvèdre this diaphanous? I’m pretty sure not. The finish drifts slowly away, like clouds." 17 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.
Ages of the vines: 30 years-old
Vinification: Hand-harvested // whole-bunch // gentle pressed and natural fermentation // minimal cap work // very gently pressed // aged for 12 months in old oak barrels. The only cuvée where they don’t blend the varieties in the same tank – because the Mourvèdre ripens so much later than the Grenache. 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