Aude à la Joie
Appellation: IGP Haute Vallée de l’Aude
Grape variety: Chenin Blanc
Only 4000 bottles of this pure, unoaked chenin blanc were made. And that thanks only to the generosity of the 2016 harvest, which extended a hand and opened a window to this wonderful possibility.
“Aude to Joy” is a real departure for Rives-Blanques, and the first time we have made a chenin blanc in stainless steel tanks.
Its natural minerality softened by southern sunshine, make this a wine that will go down well as an apéritif, but also to accompany seafood and shellfish, as well as spicy Asian dishes.
Joy bubbles over in the glass / through the grapes’ golden blood
– ODE TO JOY, Friederich Schiller, 1785