Rivesaltes is one of the great sweet wines of the world. Produced in the Languedoc Roussillon region of SW France, these wines live for decades since they are fortified. They can be produced from both white and red grapes, although Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Muscat, Macabeu, and Malvasia prevail in the region. The wines are sweetened only with the natural grape sugars present at harvest. For this reason they are called Vin Doux Naturel.
These special wines make fantastic birth year gifts. Imagine drinking a wine born in the same year as you! But, they are also a perfect way to travel in time. These wines are like time capsules from another era. If you listen and taste carefully, these wines often have amazing stories to tell.
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Blend: Mostly Grenache Noir
*Original Wood Case is available.
The 1966 Rivesaltes Riveyrac Rancion "Cuvée Fernand Baixas" from the co-operative Riveyrac has a lucid mahogany color. The nose is quite intense with dark cherry, marmalade, a touch of cola, and shoe polish. The palate is well balanced with cola, rosewater, red plum, and ginger on the entry, delicate at first and then building in the mouth to a harmonious and refined finish, with just sufficient dryness to beg another sip. ~91 Wine Advocate
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