Wine & Video: Visiting Maury and Banyuls

Wine and videos series of short videos from around the world about wine delivered to you by Wine Lady; this time - visiting Maury and Banyuls

Last few days were fantastic! I went on a trip to the Midi to visit some of the most beautiful vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon region.

The weather was so good, that I was having lunch outside in a short sleeve! Unbelievable!

 

Maury

I have re-visited Maury with its stunning landscapes and wonderful Grenache and Carignan vineyards. In two videos below you will see some of them, including one of the most beautiful vineyards in Maury with more than hundred years old Grenache vines.

 

Although not so popular, VDNs from Maury are among the best fortified wines from around the world. Click To Tweet

 

Jean-Charles Duran takes care of those vines as well as his great Maury Sec wines branded under Domaine du Vieux Cep’Age.

Here’s the first video, Wine Lady The world of wine – travels and visits’ #1 Maury:

 

You can see the way Grenache wines has been pruned and trained. This is a chance for those of you who never seen a Goblet method of vine training, as you can clearly see the vines in this video.

 

 

This method of training, also knows as bush training, involves no wires or any other support system. Vines are kept very short (some of them were just about 15-20 cm high!) and generally they do not give a big yield, yet the grapes are very concentrated and produce fantastic wines.

 

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And here’s the second video, another part of Maury.

It was very windy when I was recording it, so do not put your speakers on maximum volume ;) Enjoy watching!

Wine Lady The world of wine – travels and visits’ #2 Maury

 

Banyuls

This was my first trip ever to Banyuls and I was amazed with the terraces of vineyards that were literally everywhere. I think Banyuls (and Collioure) are two places in the world with the most beautiful landscapes.

As a wine-lover, I am in love!

 

 

I suppose you know the difference between Banyuls and Collioure, but in case you don’t, here’s a short explanation:

The boundaries for Banyuls and Collioure are the same, just different wines are produced under those two appellations:

  • Banyuls AOC is an appellation for sweet fortified wines (Vin Doux Naturel),
  • when Collioure AOC is an appellation for dry wines.

 

The towns of Banyuls sur Mer and Collioure are so beautiful, that you need to reserve some time for a walk and lunch in there when visiting the region.

 

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Here’s the short video with some wonderful landscapes from Banyuls. Again, it was very windy here!

Wine Lady The world of wine – travels and visits’ #3 Banyuls

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I’d also like to know…

  • Have you ever visited Maury?
  • What about Banyuls and Collioure?
  • What do you think about wines from these appellations?
  • Which VDN do you prefer: Maury or Banyuls?

Share your comments and become part of the conversation. Let’s talk, let’s exchange our experience and the stories, let’s get to know each other better.

 

With love,

Ela, Wine Lady

 

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