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 […]
Writing under the tag “Vinpressionist”, Hubrecht Duijker’s website has about 13000 visitors consulting it some 88000 times per month – the world’s most published wine-writer stacks up the statistics. In this month’s edition, the “beautiful” Rives-Blanques chenin blanc, Dédicace, was amongst his “Finds” of the month: “full of verve and vivacity, spices, white fruits” he said.