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The 2012 harvest began at Rives-Blanques this morning at 04h30, under a bright half-moon and a  starry sky, as we picked the first 1.5 ha of chardonnay.  The grapes rolled down the sorting table and into the press well before daybreak,  cold to the touch and in impeccable condition. Despite an unconventional lead-up to the […]

“Bursting with complexities of flavour ranging from dried fruits to honey and caramel.” These could be tasting notes for the Rives-Blanques late harvest, Lagremas d’Aur – but  actually they were written to describe a premium Dutch cheese,  produced by the country’s leading cheesemakers,  Reypenaer. The two come together at an exceptional tasting to be held […]

The Limoux Blanc wines from Rives-Blanques excelled at the Decanter World Wine awards this year. In Limoux, only chardonnay, chenin blanc, or the local mauzac grape can be used.  Rives-Blanques is the only vineyard producing all three grape varieties as single-varietals, as well as two blends of the three grapes. Four of these five wines […]

La Trilogie, the Rives-Blanques blend of Limoux’s permitted grape varieties (chardonnay, chenin and mauzac) is moving in high circles. Last week it was selected by the Revue du Vin de France’s columnist, Antoine Gerbelle, for a gala dinner at the Violon d’Ingres in Paris.  Just two steps from the Eiffel tower, this chic eating place […]