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Mas Blanc Banyuls "Hors d'Age" Sostrera

Mas Blanc Banyuls "Hors d'Age" Sostrera

$22.99

Varietal(s): Grenache Noir (from cuttings brought from Château de Beaucastel)



Dried cherry, prune, raisin, dark chocolate. Semi-sweet, full body, high acid, nice fortified Port alternative. Beautiful pairing with chocolate!

Sostrera’ is the word for ‘solera’ in the local Catalan parlance of Banyuls. Dr. Gaston Parcé established the solera at Mas Blanc in 1925 with two layers of demi-muids (650-litre barrels) full of wine. The Domaine bottled the first wine from the solera in 1946. This commitment to extended aging within the Sostrera continues today. The wine is 100% Grenache noir (from cuttings brought from Château de Beaucastel), fortified in the usual manner of the estate.

Every few months, winemaker Jean-Michel Parcé tops up the barrels with older wines, creating a sort of ‘semi-oxidation.’ But a blending for bottling only happens every 5-10 years, when Jean-Michel blends from the second layer of demi-muids and adds older wines into the first layer of barrels. This measured approach means that these hallowed barrels capture the entire history of the Domaine.

Most* online orders will be available for pickup, at the shop, on the next business day. You will receive an email confirmation once the order is fulfilled and ready for pickup.

*Online orders placed Friday-Sunday will be available for pickup, at the shop, on the following Tuesday.

When you arrive to pick-up your online order, please be sure to have your driver’s license and order number ready.

Online Order Pickup Schedule

Most* online orders will be available for pickup, at the shop, on the next business day. You will receive an email confirmation once the order is fulfilled and ready for pickup.

*Online orders placed Friday-Sunday will be available for pickup, at the shop, on the following Tuesday.

When you arrive to pick-up your online order, please be sure to have your driver’s license and order number ready.