Made by: Domaine Danjou-Banessy
"Autumn leaves, bruised by rain, and bruised cherry skins, and bruised petals. This wine tastes like the memory of sweet sadness. This wine tastes like a shoebox of old photographs, damp with the shadows and the corner it’s been stored in. This wine tastes like the memory of the cherry jam you licked off a spoon standing on a stool before you were tall enough to reach the pot. It tastes like rain; two years of unswept leaves on an old porch; hand-made terracotta pots clad in lichen; the bleeding ink of a rain-tattered envelope sent too late. It is driftwood polished to satin-curve dipped in the scent of dawn rain on morello cherries. It is, absolutely, itself." 18 points, Tamlyn Currin for JancisRobinson.com, July 2020.
Terroir: Plot called "Les Myrs" on Black Schist.
Ages of the vines: Les Myrs is a single plot of 100% 95-year-old Carignan vines.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested // whole-bunch // spontaneous fermentation // very little working of the cap – super-gentle winemaking // 20 months in big old oak foudre of 3,000 litres // no fining // no filtration.
- France, Roussillon
- Domaine Danjou-Banessy
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve