Banyuls Vinegar (375mL)

Banyuls Vinegar (375mL)
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Where there's wine... there's vinegar.

In the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwest France there is a small Mediterranean seaside town called Banyuls-sur-Mer where they produce the A.O.C. Wine of Banyuls. So, it's no surprise that the grapes grown on the region's ancient vines also yield one of the world's finest vinegars: Le Vinaigre de Banyuls. Made from the naturally sweet wine of Banyuls, the grape base for this very small production of "vin doux natural" (no sugar added) is 50% Grenache Noir, 40% Grenache Gris, and 10% Carignan.

From wine to vinegar in 5 1/2 years.

The wine begins its first year of aging in huge oak "foudres" (barrels) stored in cool cellars. It is then transferred to smaller 60-liter oak barrels and stored outside, where it will spend the next four years. The exposure to the Pyrennesian elements - the hot sun of summer and the cold winds of winter accelerates the aging process. The progress and quality of the fledgling vinegar is constantly monitored by an enologist: just like a fine wine! During its fifth year the new vinegar gets a jump-start from an older brother - a 20% solution of Vieux Vinaigre de Banyuls , which inoculates the Banyuls wine and turns it into full-fledged vinegar. An additional six months of aging in cool cellars is still required before it is filtered and bottled under the Le Vinaigre de Banyuls label.

Some fantastic uses:

  • Create vinaigrettes with hazelnut and walnut oils, or high-quality extra virgin olive oils
  • Marinate fish
  • Deglaze your pans after sauteeing duck, mushrooms, or even... foie gras
  • Make a mignonette sauce for oysters
  • Drizzle on steamed vegetables
  • Splash onto greens
  • Create a pan sauce for roasted poultry
  • Pickle roasted red & yellow peppers
  • Marinate mushrooms
  • Spritz over strawberries
  • Prepare an amazing cole slaw


Aged in oak barrels for 6 years which gives it perfect balance and a wonderful flavor.

Bottled at the estate of Abbe Rous.

6º acidity

375 milliliter (12.7 fluid ounce) glass bottle


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