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Bettane and Desseauve are possibly the best-known wine-writing duo in France.  Their new 2012 guide to the best wines in the country particularly favoured the Rives-Blanques chardonnay, both oaked and unoaked. The writers lament the fact that inspite of the promise of  France’s “new California’,   the wines of the Languedoc have fallen into a […]

The glossy French wine magazine l’Amateur de vins & spiritueux made an in-depth feature on the wines of the Languedoc in their latest quarterly edition.  The world’s biggest wine region boasts 18 appellations, with 38,000 ha. of  vines destined for appellation wines.  Aimé Guibert, the iconic Languedoc winegrower, said the region has a ‘magnificent’ future, […]

Organic wines are popular, says Perswijn, the leading wine magazine in the Netherlands, but there may be other ethical ways of growing grapes worth considering.  A discussion about Agriculture Raisonnée (sustainable viticulture) with Rives-Blanques, a vineyard that practices both “Raisonnée” and “bio”,  and is known for its environmentally-friendly philosophy, gives its editor a good reason […]

Rosemary George, a historian turned wine writer and Master of Wine, has a host of books to her name,  handbooks for professionals and interesting reading for winebuffs.  On June 14 she posted her tasting notes after a visit to Rives-Blanques, describing our late harvest as ‘absolutely delicious’ and our pink cremant as ‘ethereal as mountain […]

France’s leading and the world’s oldest wine magazine, the La Revue du Vin de France published the findings of its blind tasting of 2010 wines around the country. For the tenth consecutive year, a wine from Rives-Blanques was included amongst the best wines in the country: this time, the chenin blanc Dédicace, which was classified […]