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 […]