Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls 2008 d'Antan Wine

Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls 2008 d'Antan Wine
Wine Type: Dessert Wines
Varietal Type: Grenache
Country: France
Region: Roussillon
Vintage: 2008
Winery: Domaine Du Mas Blanc
Alcohol: 17.50%
Size: 375 ml
Stock Status: Out of Stock

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Id: 75953
375 ml   $22.49


Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls 2008 d'Antan Wine
Recalling his grandfather’s fondness for the old wines aged in chestnut barrels, third-generation winemaker Jean-Michel Parcé commissioned two 500-liter barrels from a stand of chestnut trees on his cousin’s property in Roussillon. Once common in cellars throughout Europe, chestnut is now rarely found. More porous than oak, it requires greater attention on the part of the winemaker, but managed well it can impart structure married to a fat, exuberant, oxidative expression, full of generosity and rustic charm. Bottled in August 2017, the Banyuls d’Antan 2008 was hand-harvested and vinified in traditional fashion: foot-trodden and fermented with native yeasts in stainless-steel tanks. 100% Grenache noir, it has the warmth and robust vitality of an old farmer’s handshake. Enjoy with creamy blue-veined cow’s milk cheeses, with nuts and dark chocolates. Best served at cellar temperature.


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