M. Chapoutier Banyuls Rimage
AOP Banyuls, Rhône
Depending on age, the wine goes from garnet red to mahogany. The nose displays a powerful shift between black fruit and red berries, giving it a lovely freshness, subtly complemented by notes of cocoa. The palate is sumptuous balance between solar strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which develops greedily.
Chocolate desserts and blue-veined cheeses.
The crop is hand-harvested when grapes are very ripe. The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The maceration is long with an addition of alcohol, or fortified to favor the extraction of aromas and tannins. The wine is aged for 8 months in vat in a reducing environment. After bottling, and before its release for sale, the wine undergoes another 3 months’ ageing.
17.0% Alcohol by Volume
Terraced vineyards on old mica-schist from the Primary era.