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Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca 1989

  • Candied fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 16% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Fortified wine

Fruit d'une production ancestrale et atypique, ce vin de Banyuls s'apprécie en guise de nectar de méditation. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label

Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blancaserve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Petits fondants au chocolat, Fromage persillé.

Lot presentation
Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca

Cuvée presentation

On the eastern edged of the Pyrénées Orientales, the Banyuls appellation covers four communes (Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère) where its steep hills plunge down into the Mediterranean. There are about 1200 hectares of vines on poor, acidic, schistose soil, ideal for Grenache. Growing the vines on terraces favours plenty of sunshine and the nearby sea contributes to an excellent microclimate for ripening the grapes. Banyuls is what is known as "muté": alcohol is added to the must to stop fermentation, and in this way some of the grapes' natural sugar remains in the wine. The ageing process is crucial. Depending on the type of wine being made, there are two methods. Oxidized ("rancio") wines, generally made from blends of different vintages, or old vintages, are matured in casks or demijohns that are exposed the sun. Whereas wines for which the objective is to preserve the fruit, are bottled when they are young, to avoid oxidation. This type of Banyuls is known as a "rimage", and is made from a single vintage. Note that to obtain the Grand Cru appellation (always for red wine), the barrel ageing period must be 30 months (as opposed to a year for Banyuls) and Grenache Noir must account for at least 75% of the blend, compared to 50% for Banyuls. White Banyuls are made from Muscat of Alexandria, Grenache Blanc and Malvasia. They have a beautiful golden-amber colour, and a bouquet of candied fruit, honey, apricots, and white flowers, accompanied by roasted notes. White Banyuls is only produced in relatively small quantities.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 16 %
  • Country/Region: Roussillon
  • Appellation/Wine: Banyuls
  • Vintage: 1989
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 12°
  • Viticulture: Conventional 
  • Size (in ha): 1300
  • Intensity: Fortified wine
  • Dominant aroma: Candied fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: Muscat d’Alexandrie, Grenache Blanc, Malvoisie

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Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca 1989

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format