Brian Elliott, food and wine writer of the respected national newspaper Scotsman on Sunday, reviewed some wines produced by the Outsiders, a dynamic and highly motivated group of Languedoc winemakers who have come to the region from elsewhere in this weekend’s edition. The Rives-Blanques “impressive apple and quince-based Blanquette” was outshone by our “frankly superb” still mauzac, Occitania, […]
France’s leading wine magazine, La Revue du Vin de France, published its annual roundup of the best wines of the last vintage, after regional tastings of 10,000 wines from all the appellations throughout the country. In the Languedoc, 2015 marks a return to Mediterranean sunshine after three cool vintages in a row. “It was a chaotic […]
Chateau Rives-Blanques was invited to submit three still wines for the Wine Advocate’s Languedoc specialist, Jeb Dunnuck, to taste. “All three of these whites are beautiful” he said, giving 91 “Parker Points” to our Chenin blanc Dédicace 2014 ; 91 points to our master blend la Trilogie 2013, and 90 points to our chardonnay Odyssée 2014 […]
“It has bold fruit with pear and white plums as well as some subtle fennel notes. There’s great depth of flavour in this sophisticated fizz”, says Jamie Goode, a respected British wine critic, in his Guide to the Best Fizz the Sunday Express magazine of April 3, 2016.
From rich, luxurious and complex wines to simple, supple and easy-drinking, the Languedoc is still (undeservedly) misunderstood, says Holland’s leading wine magazine. The Rives-Blanques Trilogie 2013 was given the highest possible score (5 stars), with our Late Harvest, Dédicace (chenin blanc) and Odyssée (chardonnay) coming in with 4.5 stars, and 4 stars.