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Domaine Danjou Banessy

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Written by:
Ed Wells
Published:
24 Jan 2014
Domaine Danjou Banessy
Sebastien Danjou
Located at Espira, a few kilometres away from Rivesaltes, Domaine Danjou-Banessy is an old family estate that was producing only fortified and dry rancio wines until Benoit took over from his father 10 years ago. His brother, Sebastien, an English teacher, joined the domaine full time 5 years ago. They are now producing dry whites and reds from very old vines of local grapes such as their rare and original carignan gris. Their soil has always been free from any chemicals; their father and grandfather were bio before anyone else. They are as non-interventionist as possible in the cellar. Benoit and Sebastien are Catalans but friends with many neo-vignerons that came from all over the world to Roussillon to produce great wines. Tradition and open-mindedness could explain the quality of their wines.

Wines

Cotes du Roussillon Roboul
The classic blend from some younger vines, although they are still 30 years plus.  Very, very pure.

Cotes du Roussillon Les Mirandes Syrah

Cotes Catalan Espura
Espura means sparkle in Catalan.  This is a 100% old vine Cinsault that crackles with freshness and character.

Cotes Catalan La Truffiere Rouge

Cotes Catalan La Truffiere Blanc
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