Banyuls AOC



  • a small wine-producing appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France with terraced vineyards above the Mediterranean Sea near the border with Spain and the small village from which it takes its name. It is best-known for its vin doux naturel, a sweet white wine produced from late harvest and sometimes shrivelled Grenache grapes that, by law, must contain at least 15 per cent alcohol. Various styles are made, including a dark-coloured rancio produced by partly oxidising the wine. Red wines produced from the same vineyards are labelled Collioure AOC.