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Domaine Piétri-Géraud Banyuls 1950

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Very dark, deep, foxy red. Very spicy and complex. Like molten fruit cake. Essence of figs. Great richness at first but it finishes dry. Really opulent and interesting. This was a sample taken straight from a massive foudre of this ancient wine. 18... Jancis Robinson. A Grenache Noir wine from Languedoc Roussillon in France. 1950 Domaine Pietri Geraud Banyuls 750ml

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Domaine Piétri-Géraud:
Laetitia Piétri makes great Collioure and Banyuls wines in her incredibly small and cramped cellar in the middle of the delightful and bustling town of Collioure. Harvest time must be a bit of a nightmare for this town-centre winery, with the narrow, hilly streets still thronged with tourists – and the vineyards high up in the hills above the town. This is the southern-most wine region in Rouss... Read more
Laetitia Piétri makes great Collioure and Banyuls wines in her incredibly small and cramped cellar in the middle of the delightful and bustling town of Collioure. Harvest time must be a bit of a nightmare for this town-centre winery, with the narrow, hilly streets still thronged with tourists – and the vineyards high up in the hills above the town. This is the southern-most wine region in Roussillon (with the Spanish border just a few kilometres away) and the vineyards are set in stunning scenery, at the point where the Pyrenées tumble into the Mediterranean. Everywhere you look, vines are planted into the hillsides, up to an altitude of several hundred metres. The terroir is a mix of the soil and the sea, with the maritime influence very definitely making its mark on the wines. Laetitia is the fifth generation of her family to tend their 30 hectares of Collioure and Banyuls, alongside her still active mother Maguy. Their vineyards are on steep terraces, dotted around the hills of Collioure, Banyuls and Port Vendres where slate soils support very old Grenache and Carignan, with more recent plantings of Syrah and Mourvèdre. A selection of dry red and white wines are made, along with several different cuvees of sweet Banyuls. Both the “standard” red and white Collioures have recently won gold medals at the Paris Wine Show. Pietri-Geraud is definitely another name to watch in this region. Read less

External Reviews for Domaine Piétri-Géraud Banyuls

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/05/2010

Very dark, deep, foxy red. Very spicy and complex. Like molten fruit cake. Essence of figs. Great richness at first but it finishes dry. Really opulent and interesting. This was a sample taken straight from a massive foudre of this ancient wine. 18... Jancis Robinson. A Grenache Noir wine from Languedoc Roussillon in France. 1950 Domaine Pietri Geraud Banyuls 750ml



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