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France’s leading wine guide, the Guide Hachette, says that Limoux’s “dynamic team finds its efforts well rewarded”.   The latest 2012 edition of this authoritative publication again awards a star to the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Odyssée. The publication of this guide marks the tenth consecutive vintage from Rives-Blanques to be included. “Harmonious … delicate aromas of fresh […]

There is no sign of the bubble bursting, says Gilbert & Gaillard in an article on sparkling wine in its latest edition.   In fact, Champagne sales are still remarkably buoyant, and the five biggest markets for other French sparkling wines have shown significant increases in demand. The sparkling wines from Rives-Blanques were described as ‘very […]

Bettane and Desseauve are possibly the best-known wine-writing duo in France.  Their new 2012 guide to the best wines in the country particularly favoured the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, both oaked and unoaked. The writers lament the fact that inspite of the promise of  France’s “new California’,   the wines of the Languedoc have fallen into a […]