Limoux is becoming better and better known for the quality of its wines, and the conditions and ‘terroir’ at Chateau Rives-Blanques are particularly ideal for adding an interesting dimension to the chardonnay, Chenin blanc and mauzac grapes, says Jan Panman in an interview for a special supplement on Languedoc wines that was circulated in Belgium […]
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate’s Languedoc expert, tasted over 600 wines for this comprehensive report on the wines of Languedoc and Roussillon. He identified Rives-Blanques, “a first-rate estate”, as one of the primary producers of Limoux.
The Vinpressionist Hubrecht Duijker, a critic of considerable international standing and doyen of Dutch wine writers, included our “extremely attractive” everyday-drinking wine in his Discoveries of the Month this month. The chardonnay-chenin blanc Pays d’Oc, with its “notes of yellow and white fruit and a nutty touch” balances “seductively friendly acidity with succulence”, he says
“This chardonnay enchanted the jury, who praised the intensity of its nose (….) and its even more expressive palate” says the famous Guide Hachette’s new Guide to the best wines under €15.00. The Rives-Blanques Limoux chardonnay, Odyssée, was the only Languedoc white wine to receive two stars and a coup de coeur in the Guide’s €11.00-15.00 category.
The talented Tamlyn Currin of Jancis Robinson’s elite team of tasters, takes a look at the Languedoc and Roussillon and applauds the innovation “that is everywhere”, and the modern transparency characterising a region whose wine industry stands on a tripod of “diversity, value and innovation” But she cautions that there is a “problem with the jolly […]