Rivesaltes Hors d'Âge

 

VINEYARD
Area :  France - Roussillon, North-Catalonia
Classification : AOP Rivesaltes Hors d’Âge - Dessert wine
Soil : Clay-limestone soils.
Area under vine : 2.5 Hectares
Yield per hectare : 17 Hl/Ha.
Grape varieties : Macabeu, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc.
Cultivation technique : Reasoned culture, Gobelet pruning.


VINIFICATION
Harvesting : Grapes are hand picked and put into small crates  for better selection and to avoid the destruction and oxidation of berries. Sorting both before and after destemming.
Wine making : Direct pressing, gentle must settling in stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation : Fermented at controlled temperature, fortification to keep the natural sweetness and complexity of the wine .
Ageing : In oak barrels during 5 to 10  years.


TASTING NOTE
Colour : Clear amber
Bouquet :  Candied fruit aromas and spices
Palate : The mouth is ample, soft and rich. Very complex, it starts with rancio aromas,

soon followed by dried fruits, honey and white flowers notes.

Environment friendly, the wine domain is certified BIO since 2018.