Daily Wine 9/24/2017

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Concentrated red fruits with notes of toasted walnuts, dark chocolate, and mocha.

Daily Wine 9/24/17:

Domaine Pietri Geraud – Banyuls – Rouge – 1962

  • This wine is made entirely from Grenache Noir and is in the Vin Doux Naturel (VDN) style.
  • VDN wines are fortified towards the conclusion of fermentation with a neutral spirit, typically brandy.
  • This domaine has been in operation since the late 1800’s.
  • The Banyuls region is arid and is cultivated manually. Vines cling to hillsides.
  • Banyuls is the closest wine region in France to the Spanish border and is adjacent to the Catalonian wine region of Empordà DO.
  • Banyuls can be produced in a variety of styles: Blanc, Ambré, Rosé, and a few classifications of Rouge.
  • Pair this with chocolate desserts.

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