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The new benchmark by which all other fortified wines from Banyuls should be judged. Fruit from old bush vines planted in the pure schist terraces above the town has a splash of grape spirit added to halt fermentation and retain natural sweetness, before ageing in old barrels for two years to leave this broodingly dark, savoury and with the acidity of very good aged balsamic. A stunning sweet wine.

Country
France / Roussillon
Colour
Sweet
Grape
Grenache
Bottle Size
40cl
Year
2012

Vinyer de la Ruca

Manuel de Vecchi Starez is a native of Tuscany who around a decade ago moved to France to farm some extremely low-yielding old bush vines in the hills above Banyuls-sur-Mer. He’s an uncompromising man and his wines are deep expressions of this rugged terrain.

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Banyuls
Banyuls

Banyuls, 2012
Vinyer de la Ruca

£ 139.00
40cl
Sweet
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The new benchmark by which all other fortified wines from Banyuls should be judged. Fruit from old bush vines planted in the pure schist terraces above the town has a splash of grape spirit added to halt fermentation and retain natural sweetness, before ageing in old barrels for two years to leave this broodingly dark, savoury and with the acidity of very good aged balsamic. A stunning sweet wine.

Country
France / Roussillon
Colour
Sweet
Grape
Grenache
Bottle Size
40cl
Year
2012

Vinyer de la Ruca

Manuel de Vecchi Starez is a native of Tuscany who around a decade ago moved to France to farm some extremely low-yielding old bush vines in the hills above Banyuls-sur-Mer. He’s an uncompromising man and his wines are deep expressions of this rugged terrain.

More wines by Vinyer de la Ruca