Belgium’s best known wine-writer, Frank van der Auwera, has just published his latest guide to the 300 best wines in Belgium under € 10.00, with a special chapter devoted to sparkling wines under € 15.00. In the past, the AOC Limoux still white wines from Rives-Blanques have featured in this guide, but this latest edition […]
The authoritative guide to the best 9000 wines in France, the famous Guide Gault Millau, includes nine wines from Rives-Blanques in its 2011 edition. “The altitude accounts for much” they say, as they draw attention to a richness in the mouth which is counterbalanced by the natural minerality and freshness of the wines.
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 […]