Enjoy learning more about wine with us

To book a wine tasting call us on 020 8288 0314 or to get in touch by email please click here.


BOOKINGS: 020 8288 0314

Refreshingly fun tasting events

Wine Details

Cornet et Cie Banyuls Oak Aged Reserve France 2010
Aromas of slightly stewed fruit, red fruits, liquorice and citrus with wood notes and rich, spicy fruit on the palate.

Sorry this wine is no longer available. Click here to view wines of a similar style and vintage.


Our ratings explained »

1 2 3 4 5

Based on 57 ratings.


Cornet et Cie is part of Le Cave de l’Abbe Rous, which produces wines from Banyuls and Collioure AOC. The original Abby Rous started, as the story goes, selling the wine for mass to generate more funds for the church in the region. Now the Cave works with more than 750 growers and is an economic co-operative in the sense that, unlike normal co-ops where the wine is made by mixing everyone’s juice together, here the grape growers – spread over an area of 1,750 hectares – adhere to strict guidelines to assure the quality of the grapes for their wines that are produced from specific estates.

Cornet et Cie was set up only in 2004. It was originally Mas Cornet, which has existed since the turn of the last century but the name changed since it kept running out of wine. In an effort to increase the wine available for purchase, the co-op had to go outside the limit for Mas Cornet. In doing so, it no longer used just the grapes from the single Mas, but from a larger group of growers, all from the same valley – and all friends. They chose the ‘Cie’ because it was just that – a group of companions working together to make the grapes that go into Cornet et Cie Banyuls and Collioure.

Situated just before the border with Spain on the Mediterranean side, Cornet et Cie uses traditional methods with modern equipment, including an on-site laboratory. The co-op also boasts the only solar refrigeration system, according to the company’s Vladimir Algin, and works hard to reduce its CO2 footprint in the region by recycling just about everything. As Vladimir says, ‘It’s a small region so we have to take care of it.’

Grape varieties



Banyuls, along with Banyuls Grand Cru, are the appellations for France’s finest vin doux naturels (VDN) - strong sweet wines made by artificially arresting the conversion of grape sugar to alcohol through the addition of spirit before fermentation is complete. The climate here is hot and dry and only tempered by the Tramontane wind, which helps to protect the vines from the burning sun.


Wines that are sweet and can accompany a desert

Similar Style Wines

Seigneurs de Monbazillac, Monbazillac France 2013
The grapes are shrivelled by botrytis, also known as`noble rot` which concentrates the sugars. It has a golden yellow colour with aromas of ripe apricots and candied orange. Smooth and rounded in the mouth, the sweetness is perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity.

Items None
Total £ 0.00

View/edit order


When buying wines we offer free delivery for 12 bottles of wine purchased, £6.99 for 6 bottles bought.

Which one of the following is most useful when buying wine?

Interviews and News from Dessert wines


UK Wine Show 232 Hermann Seifried of Seifried Winery

Hermann Seifried of Seifried Winery in Nelson, New Zealand talks to us about volatile acidity and dessert wines.