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Banyuls就是vins doux naturels，即是加烈甜酒，類似他們的Muscats，也近似於Rousillon其他地區出產的Rivelsaltes。這些美味的甜酒就是他們 產品系列中的珍品，採用生於頁岩上的梯田，那裡被Banyuls和Collioure兩個小港口的地中海海岸線環繞。Pierre Gaillard 常被 Banyuls郊外的崎嶇美態吸引，也意識到那裡甚有潛力的風土。
於2002年，他購入了 Pagès 舊村落，再和Banyuls一個有15公頃面積的葡萄園擁有者Jean Baills及他兒子Mathieu合夥。Baills對風土的知識配合Gaillard的釀酒天賦，加上設備齊全的釀酒廠，為葡萄園和葡萄酒添上新生命。
100% Grenache Gris
於早上由人手收成。於大缸內發酵。當剩下90g/l的糖分時，純酒精 (99%) 會被加進去來，葡萄酒於大缸發酵，再放於容器內陳年，沒有經過蘋果酸-乳酸二次發酵，所以徹底保存酒的新鮮。
For the uninitiated, Banyuls are vins doux naturels, fortified sweet wines, akin to their own Muscats and similar to, but a step above, the Rivesaltes produced in the rest of Roussillon. These delicious sweet wines, some of the best kept secrets in the portfolio, hail from parcels on the spectacular schist terraces that hug the coastline as it twists around the Mediterranean between the little ports of Banyuls and Collioure. Pierre Gaillard had always been fascinated by the rugged beauty of the Banyuls countryside as by the huge potential of the terroir.
In 2002, he purchased the old estate of Pagès and went into partnership with Jean Baills and his son Mathieu, owners of a 15ha vineyard in Banyuls. The combination of Baills’ knowledge of the terroir and Gaillard’s talents as a winemaker, as well as a well-equipped cellar has resulted in a rejuvenation of both the vineyards and the wines.
Country of Origin:
100% Grenache Gris
The parcels are situated at the bottom of the valleys, in the hinterland, offering the most warmth. Thanks to this location, the grapes of Banyuls achieve excellent maturity. The structure of the schist allows the vine’s roots to seek the resources it requires deep under the ground. As a result, the wines express freshness and finesse.
Hand-picked harvest in the morning. Fermentation in vats. When about 90 g/l of residual sugar is left over, the wine is muted with pure alcohol (99% vol.). The wine is fermented in vats, and then placed in a container where it is matured without malolactic fermentation in view of conserving all its freshness.
12 months in barrels
Golden and very limpid, Asphodèles exhales refined aromas of citrus (orange peel), of pear, of peach and of white flowers. The well-balanced palate is a combination of sweetness, depth and freshness.