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Domaine La Tour Vieille Rimage Banyuls

Domaine La Tour Vieille
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Fortified Wine
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionBanyuls
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/SyrahGrenacheMourvedre
Wine Description:
Established in 1982 by Vincent Cantié in Collioure, La Tour Vieille safeguards family heritage and preserves the steep vineyards of Cru Collioure & Banyuls from tourism expansion. Christine Campadieu joined, bringing her Banyuls vineyard. Carved into schist mountains with paved drainage ditches, the vineyard employs close-to-organic practices. Steep slopes and traditional architecture resist mechanization, requiring manual labor. The Côte Vermeille's unique terroir, with Grenache as the primary variety, yields complex Banyuls wines. Both Banyuls and Collioure, producing sweet and dry wines, benefit from the windy, sunny Mediterranean climate. La Tour Vieille, led by Vincent, exemplifies consistency and achievement in winemaking. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and concentrated flavors
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Cons:
  • May be too sweet for some palates
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.6

Wine Expert Note:

Domaine La Tour Vieille Rimage Banyuls is a delightful fortified wine from the Banyuls appellation in the Roussillon region of France. This wine is made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grape varieties and is known for its rich and intense flavors. In appearance, Domaine La Tour Vieille Rimage Banyuls exhibits a deep, ruby red color that is both inviting and alluring. On the nose, it offers a complex bouquet of ripe black fruits, such as blackberries and cherries, accompanied by hints of spice and cocoa. On the palate, this Banyuls wine showcases a luscious and velvety texture, with flavors that mirror the aromas. The ripe black fruits take center stage, providing a sweet and jammy profile, while the subtle spice notes add depth and complexity. The wine's natural sweetness is well-balanced by a refreshing acidity, creating a harmonious and enjoyable drinking experience. Domaine La Tour Vieille Rimage Banyuls is a perfect companion for indulgent desserts, such as chocolate-based creations or fruit tarts. Its sweetness and richness make it an excellent choice for pairing with strong cheeses as well. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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