RIVESALTES AMBRÉ HORS d’ÂGE
The winegrower: Jacqueline Clar
Annual production: 3 000 bottles
Alc.: 17% vol
Available in: 75cl
Grape Variety(ies): 70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Macabeu
Type of soil: Pliocene hills
Yield: 18 hl/ha
Age of the vine: 45 years
Harvest: Manual harvest
The grapes were de-stemmed on arrival at the winery and put directly into the pneumatic press. The cool grapes were then carefully pressed. Fermentation was carried out under strict temperature control, followed by the addition of pure alcohol to preserve the desired sugar content. A long ageing for several years in an oxidative milieu in 225L casks allowed the characteristic aromas of this exceptional product to develop.
Maturing: A long ageing for several years in an oxidative milieu in 225L casks
Aging Potential: Laying down : 12 years
Dark amber colour with mahogany tints, the sign of an exceptional product. Nose of a beautiful aromatic complexity, with woody and candied orange notes. The mouth is remarkably ample, markedly well‐balanced with notes of prunes in brandy, mild spices and orange blossom. Lovely aromatic persistence.
Good match with Apéritif, foie gras, cheese or desserts. To serve at 14° C.
Medaille d’or ‐ Gold Medal Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2012