A wine tasting at the Maison du Languedoc in London on 10 November 2010 offered an interesting insight into the dynamic spirit of « Outsiders » in the region making quality wines. Twelve producers from half a dozen different countries (including France) were present. The leading UK wine trade magazine, Harpers, selected six of the best wines […]
In an article about sparkling wines, the American Wine Enthusiast magazine highlights the French origin of these wines, in Limoux. Illustrating the article is a photograph of one of the Rives-Blanques fields of Mauzac, the grape variety from which its historic Blanquette de Limoux is made, being planted by the property’s original owner. The first […]
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 2011 edition of France’s famous wine guide, the Guide Hachette des Vins, awarded a star to two Rives-Blanques sparkling wines, and selected two of its still wines in its newest updated edition. « Back in 2005, we already said they would have a great future » the respected Guide said, « and we were not wrong ». Every […]