Domaine Pietri Géraud

Banyuls Blanc
AOP 2015

banyuls-blanc

Estate bottled

Between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean

Domaine PIETRI GERAUD was fonded end of the 19th century. It spreads on 26 hectares, 16.5 of which are on the terroir of Collioure.

Steep terraces, beween the end of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, with schists, vines that struggle and yields that other areas would deem ridiculous.

Five generations of “colliourenqs” (inhabitants of Collioure) worked on the Estate and today two women are in charge : Maguy PIETRI GERAUD and her daughter Laëtitia.

Their cellar is in the old village, not far from the well known steeple that so many painters represented.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

26 hectares, 16.5 of which are on the terroir of Collioure. Steep terraces, beween the end of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, with schists, vines that struggle and yields that other areas would deem ridiculous.

Grenache Blanc 100%

Vines range from 5 to 60 years old. Yield : 20 Hl/ha Direct press. Fining on the must, cold racking of the must.

Low temperature fermentation. Mutage (addition of alcohol) at 1050.

Racking, maturing in vat, on lees for one month, followed by 12 months in new oak barrels.

Serve at 15 / 17°C.

Try it with a duck “foie gras”, or with desserts not too sweet, like an almond tart.

It will also be a very enjoyable aperitif.