France’s celebrity wine-tasting duo, Bettane & Desseauve, published the 2011 edition of their authoratative guide to French wines this month. They said the wines from Rives-Blanques were ‘irreproachable’.
The two local daily newspapers both published the story of the approaching tenth harvest at Rives-Blanques. This was celebrated earlier this month by an assault of the peak Rives Blanques in the French Pyrenees. “Running a vineyard is like climbing a mountain” they reported Jan Panman as saying. “You can surround yourself with experts, but […]
A chapter of the Rhinegold Festivals publication devoted to giving good tips to festival-goers who combine picnics with culture, homed in on the Rives-Blanques chardonnay-chenin carrying the colours of the Music & Literature Festivals of Bath, UK. “Clean, crisp, refreshing and dry”, their writer wrote, “This unoaked style allows the citrus and honey flavours of […]
The Italian wine writer Guiseppi Carrus features the Languedoc in Gambero Rosso’s April edition. “The small but beautiful and interesting” Rives-Blanques vineyard was highlighted in this thoughtful overview of the world’s biggest wine region. Special emphasis was placed on Limoux, home of Blanquette de Limoux “the first sparkling wine in history”. Carrus cites a happy […]
Simon Hoggart, The Spectator’s wine correspondent, who also doubles up as a famous parliamentary sketch writer, found the Rives-Blanques Pays d’Oc (chardonnay-chenin) to be “deliciously light, yet capable of standing up to hearty meals”, and featured it in The Spectator’s special offer for Easter.