Banyuls Fortified Wine

Banyuls Tasting Video

Banyuls is a French appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for a fortified apéritif or dessert wine made from old vines cultivated in terraces on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in the Roussillon county of France, bordering, to the south, the Empordà wine region in Catalonia in Spain.

Banyuls is a deliciously sweet red wine from Southwestern France – the Pyrenees region, to be exact. Banyuls is made from the Grenache grape, typically spending around 8 years aging in oak.

The production process, known in France as mutage, is similar to that used to make Port.

Its taste is woodsy like a tawny port, Banyuls has a sweet flavor – vanilla, cinnamon, refreshing and crisp.