Limoux is a unique area in Languedoc where white grape varieties thrive. It is also home to the oldest recorded sparkling wine in the world, so has an immense heritage for traditional method sparkling wine. This Cremant is from one of the best regarded estates in the region and the end result here is a fabulous sparkling Rosé with red fruit elements, lovely freshness and excellent balance. A perfect summer wine and outstanding value.



Rives Blanques


Limoux, Languedoc, France 


AOC Cremant de Limoux




85% Chardonnay,10% Chenin Blanc,

5% Pinot Noir


18 months secondary fermentation


10-25 years


Agriculture Raisonée





The colour is a clear Salmon pink with a very fine bead. It has a toasty, red fruit nose, the Pinot Noir element is very clear. The palate is full flavoured, rich on attack but clean and dry on the finish with just a hint of residual sugar. This is food friendly as well and very satisfying. Should be drunk in the next 2 years.



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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Vintage Rosé 2013

  • Brand: Rives Blanques
  • Product Code: Vintage Rosé
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 21.60CHF