Red (90%) White (10%)
Grenache Noir: (at least 50% in Banyuls at least 75% in Banyuls Grand Cru) Grenache Gris: Grenache Blanc, Carignan and Macabeu
Red - Grilled wood pigeon
Rosé - Charcuterie, grilled meat
White - Poultry, fish
Banyuls and Banyuls Grand Cru
The Banyuls appellation area covers the coastal but mountainous communes of the Côte Vermeille (Coullioure, Port Vendres, Banyuls Cerbère) that are bordered by Spain to the south, the Mediterranean to the east and the Pyrenees to the west.
The Vines are planted on schistous soils and yields are very low (an average of 20 hectolitres per hectare). Banyuls vin doux naturel is a powerful, smooth wine of exceptional length that is equally good as a rimage wine (produced from a single vintage that is bottled early to preserve the fruit aromas), as a blend or as an old vintage.
Banyuls is matured for 12 months, Banyuls Grand Cru for 30 months.