Andrew Jefford, the Contributing Editor of the British wine magazine Decanter (and winner of the Louis Roderer International Feature Writer of the Year award), and Rosemary George, Master of Wine, put together an eight page feature on the Languedoc, ‘a country apart’, in Decanter’s March issue. Of the 13 wines ‘picked’ from the region’s top […]
The Dutch wine magazine, Perswijn, published its list of ‘favourite’ wines of 2011. Heading René van Heusden’s choice for over € 10.00 was the Rives-Blanques Blanquette de Limoux. “Apart from producing lovely still white wines, Jan and Caryl Panman also make an excellent sparkler” he wrote.
“Instead of just being copies of Champagne, Crémants are becoming stars in their own right” says the glossy French wine magazine, L’Amateur in its December issue. The altitude, coupled with positive fresh influences from the Atlantic, make Limoux the only appellation of the Languedoc suitable for sparkling wines, their writer, David Cobbald explains. Four million […]
France’s leading wine guide, the Guide Hachette, says that Limoux’s “dynamic team finds its efforts well rewarded”. The latest 2012 edition of this authoritative publication again awards a star to the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Odyssée. The publication of this guide marks the tenth consecutive vintage from Rives-Blanques to be included. “Harmonious … delicate aromas of fresh […]
The Rives-Blanques chardonnay-chenin Pays d’Oc was again selected by the respected Belgian wine writer Frank van der Auwera in his just-published Wijnkoopgids 2012, a guide to the 300 best wines in Belgium below € 10.00. “We can taste the environment-friendly policy of these creative winegrowers in this glass” he says. “Crystal clear … a charming […]