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Banyuls (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) is a fortified aperitif or dessert wine made from old vines cultivated in terraces on the slopes of the Pyrenees in the Roussillon wine region of Southern France, which borders Catalunya in Spain.

The AOC production area is limited to four communes of the Côte Vermeille: Banyuls-sur-Mer (from which the AOC takes its name), Cerbère, Collioure and Port-Vendres.

Most wines are red, although some white wines are produced. Permitted grape varieties are Grenache Noir (at least 50%, 75% for the Grand Cru), Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc and Carignan, and also (but rarely used) Macabeu, Muscat and Malvoisie.

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