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Banyuls (France)

Banyuls is a Grenache-based fortified (dessert) wine from Roussillon region in Southern France.

It is known as the French version of Port wine.

Serving Temperature

8-10°C (46-50°F) Aperitif
10-14°C (50-57°F) Meditation
17-18°C (63-64°F) Gran Cru

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Raisins
Raisins
Flowers
Flowers

Oak Added Flavors


Vanilla
Vanilla
Licorice
Licorice
Tobacco
Tobacco
Coffee
Coffee

Strawberry flavors are typical for Banyuls.

Banyuls Colors

Banyuls comes in 3 colors:

StyleColor
Blanc (Ambré)
Tradicional
Grand Cru

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Meditation
Aperitif
Panettone
Fruit Cakes
Strawberry Pie
Red Fruit Pie
Chocolate
Chocolate

Banyuls can be served as a light apertif, with fruit and dessert.

Pairing Suggestions

Not too sweet desserts:
Fruit Cake. Red Fruit Pie.
Biscuits.

Other Excellent Pairing:
Chocolate.

Banyuls

Banyuls is a blend of grapes such Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah, Muscat, Macabeo and Tourbat.

Banyuls is an AOC from Languedoc_Roussillon since 1936.

The minimum aging before release is 12 months and minimum alcohol is 15%.

Grand Cru Banyuls is made with minimum 75% Grenache Noir and aged at least 30 months.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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