Banyuls Rimage Domaine de Valcros 500ml, (previously Clos des Paulilles) vin doux naturel, biodynamic fortified wine. With its summer pudding and mocha flavours (not to mention dried herbs, prune and caramel) it marries well with cheese (much like Port), chocolate and even with classic French savoury dishes such as rabbit, hare or venison braised with a chocolate sauce. By law the grapes harvested for Banyuls must contain 254 grams of sugar per litre. The hand-selected grapes are then de-stemmed, fermentation is stopped by addition of grape brandy and the wine continues to macerate on the skins for a further three weeks before being aged in tanks.
|Production Method||Natural, Biodynamic, Organic|
|Wine Type||Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Maturation||about a year in tank|
|Annual Production||5 - 10,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||5-8 years|