Banyuls Grand Cru wine appellation in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France

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Banyuls Grand Cru wine appellation
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Banyuls Grand Cru wine appellation lies in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France in the communes of Banyuls-sur-Mer, Cerbère, Collioure, Port-Vendres . It is famous for the complex sweet, red wines produced in this area.
For wines to qualify for this designation, they have to be aged for 30 months or more and comprise at least 75% of Grenache for Grand Cru wines. Other grape varieties allowed include Maccabeu, Tourbat, Muscat a Petit Grain, Mscat d'Alexandrie, Carignan, Cinsaut and Syrah.
The wine is a Vin Doux Naturel (fortified wine) and goes particularly well with chocolate. We have long been fans of the Banyuls wines from Domaine Mas Blanc.
 
     
     
     


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