Rivesaltes 1952 - CAZES
For a unique gift, we suggest our special reserve of Rivesaltes with exceptional aromatic qualities developed after several decades of maturation in barrels. This Doux Naturel wine, with only 500 bottles per vintage from 1931 to 1962, will appeal to lovers of rare wines.
Tasting: This Rivesaltes is marked by a powerful and complex nose, with a beautiful intensity. On the palate, the fruit and spice aromas explode. The finish is superb, very balanced and fresh.
Grape variety : 100% Grenache Blanc
Terroir : Clay-limestone with pebbles, rolled from the foothills of the Corbières.
Vinification : Direct pressing.
Mutage with neutral alcohol in the liquid phase during alcoholic fermentation.
Ageing: This wine has been aged for almost six decades in its original cask.
Alcohol content: 15.5% alc/vol
What is this kind of wine?
This bottle of Rivesaltes Cazes is not defined by its colour "red" or "white", it is a natural sweet wine made from white Grenache. It is called a "Vin Tranquille" (red or white). This wine is "mutated" when brandy is added at 90° during fermentation. This addition of alcohol stops the alcoholic fermentation and changes the balance of the wine:
- The alcohol content is higher than in a still wine.
- The sweetness is higher, since by stopping fermentation, the yeasts have not had time to finish their work and have not transformed all the sugars present in the base wine into alcohol.
- The bottles of Rivesaltes are very long-keeping wines. And it is important to note that the wine has been in barrel for decades and has only recently been bottled; hence the perfect condition of the bottle.
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|