Banyuls, Vin Doux Naturel, Domaine Bila Haut, Roussillon, 2015, M. Chapoutier
100% Grenache Noir hand harvested and matured in vats for eight months
Banyuls is a (fortified) dessert wine made from old vines cultivated in terraces on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in the Roussillon county of France. A garnet red colour. With a powerful nose, balancing between black fruits and stewed fruits subtly brought by cocoa aromas. A sumptuous balance between the strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which develops greedily.
Great with chocolate fondant pudding or rich blue cheeses such as stilton and it's the perfect match for chocolate.