Domaine la Tour Vieille: Banyuls Réserva


A Francophile alternative to Tawny Port

Banyuls is a sweet red wine – a classic blend of Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris and Carignan. The vines are planted on precipitous slopes of schist, making machine-harvesting out of the question. Following the harvest, fermentation is arrested by a process of mutage whereby a precise volume of pure alcohol is added to the wine to kill the yeast cells driving fermentation, leaving some unconverted sugar and fortifying the wine. The wine is then blended with older vintages through a solera system which dates back to 1952, hence its non-vintage status

Domaine la Tour Vieille’s Réserva has a spicy, dried fruit, pluminess, rather like a tawny port. Banyuls wine can be consumed chilled, and makes a marvellous match for dark chocolate desserts. An open bottle will keep happily in the fridge for a fortnight.

Colour – Red, Fortified, Sweet
Producer – Domaine la Tour Vieille
Country – France
Region – Roussillon
Vegan – No
ABV – 16.5%
Grapes – Grenache, Grenache Gris, Carignan
Vintage – NV
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – Yes
Food Pairings – Blue Cheese, Chocolate

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Local delivery

Local delivery is available within a 10 mile radius of the shop (NE8 2AJ) for a flat fee of £5. If you spend over £75, we will deliver for free.

We deliver Tuesday – Sunday. Order by 5pm for next day delivery, subject to stock availability. Need it faster? Order by 12pm for same day delivery, excluding Saturdays.


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