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Limoux is a unique area in Languedoc where white grape varieties thrive. It is also the only region in France that insists on hand picking, barrel fermenting and barrel aging for AOC status whites, ensuring the highest quality. This wine is as good as anything out of the Loire, crisp apples, fine acidity and zingy freshness giving a very elegant wine absolutely perfect for fish and shellfish.

 

PRODUCER:

Rives Blanques

REGION:

Limoux, Languedoc, France 

APPELLATION:

AOC Limoux

VINTAGE:

2014

BLEND:

100% Chenin Blanc

USE OF OAK:

Fermented and aged in French Oak

AGING:

6 months mix of new, 2nd and 3rd year barrels

AGE OF VINES:

Up to 40 years

ORGANIC:

Agriculture Raisonée

PRODUCTION:

5,000



CHARACTERISTICS

Pale grass coloured, the nose is light and refined with the aromas of apples, a hint of peach and white blossom. The mouth is clean and fresh with good acidity and some minerality, backed by white fruit flavours making for a relatively dry wine. This is very “Loire” style and therefore works great for apero and also fish in particular. Should be drunk in the next 2-3 years

 

THE WINERY

Every cloud has a silver lining – 12 years ago Eric Vialade was faced with the prospect of selling his family winery to settle his Divorce, but fortunately along came Jan and Caryl Panman, a Dutch couple with a passion for wine and they offered an alternative solution. They took over the estate, but immediately employed Eric back as the manager and wine maker. Not only did this preserve all of Eric’s knowledge of the 30 Ha estate, but brought in new commitment and new financing to improve the cellar and drive quality. Situated at 350m amongst the trees in a designated Nature Reserve, the vines get all the benefit of Limoux’s unique climate which has given it the reputation of producing the best white wines in the south of France. This estate continues to go from strength to strength and is now turning out medal winning wines every year at what can only be described as fantastic value prices.


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Dedicace 2014

  • 19.80€