Same 'galets' big, rounded stones as Châteauneuf -du-Pape, beyond biodynamic Grenache and Mouvedre, no need to worry about over extraction here! and at a fraction of the price. Better some get some before I drink it all.
Structure, grip, stony minerality, juicy red currants - this wine's got it all. I'm ready for fall now !
more info from Clos des Millesimes:
"Domaine Danjou-Banessyis located in the town ofEspira de l'Agly, north of the city of Perpignan in the Pyrenees Orientales.Benoît Danjouand his brother Sébastien inherited from their grandfather this old vineyard which was used for the production of Rivesaltes. Today, they manage around fifteen hectares of parceled vines, aged 15 to 120 years. The vineyard is made up of a wide variety of soils (shale, sandstone, clay-limestone, quartz, pure clay, sand and silt), which requiresplot workon different islets. Each cuvée produced represents a plot, a soil, a locality, a way of working. Benoît and Sébastien practicebiodynamictechniques to enrich the soil and the vineyard iscertified inorganic farming.
Roboulis a blend ofMourvèdre and Grenache Noir(aged 15 to 30 years-old), grown on clay-limestone and pebble soils on theAgly Terracesat a place called "Le Roboul". The whole harvest is crushed, then infused and the alcoholic fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts. Aging lasts12 months in barrels. The wine is bottled by gravity in the lunar phase and is not yeasted, not acidified, not chaptalized, not fined and not filtered."