Cave L’Etoile Banyuls Grand Cru 2004
Varietal: 75% Black Grenache, 15% Grenache Gris, 10% Carignan Black (Old vines over 40 years old)
Color: The dress is superb, luminous, ambré-fawn surprising when you think that originally the wine was garnet
Nose: mesmerizing scents of dried fruit, fresh almond, vanilla and honeyed tobacco.
Palate: On the palate, a “huge” presence and how long! Semi-sweet, slightly fruity with notes of orange and light cocoa
Banyuls Grand Cru 2004
Wine Making: Selection of inputs, a tank being filled exclusively with black grenache, a second tank receiving the grape varieties of the appellation mix. The harvest is destemmed and then crushed. Mutage on the grains followed by a maceration under alcohol of 3 weeks. Pressing using traditional vertical hydraulic presses. Assembly of the 2 tanks after the first winter.
Food Pairing: Suitable as an aperitif, with cheeses such as Fourme d’Ambert or ewes, but also for gourmet desserts chocolate or coffee.
In the heart of the village, the small cellar keeps the retro aspect of the time of its creation. Founded in 1921, it is the oldest cooperative in Banyuls. Known for her age-old traditional sweet wines, she has kept the traditions in a family spirit. The big thunderbolts, the demi-muids and the demijohns welcome well typed products.