The Italian wine writer Guiseppi Carrus features the Languedoc in Gambero Rosso’s April edition. “The small but beautiful and interesting” Rives-Blanques vineyard was highlighted in this thoughtful overview of the world’s biggest wine region. Special emphasis was placed on Limoux, home of Blanquette de Limoux “the first sparkling wine in history”. Carrus cites a happy […]
The style of white wines has changed enormously over the past years: in the eighties, there were very few exceptions to bland mediocrity; but at the beginning of the nineties, a complete revolution took place. This was the beginning of the Golden Age of barrel-vinified white wines, where the lees gave richness and aroma to […]
Simon Hoggart, The Spectator’s wine correspondent, who also doubles up as a famous parliamentary sketch writer, found the Rives-Blanques Pays d’Oc (chardonnay-chenin) to be “deliciously light, yet capable of standing up to hearty meals”, and featured it in The Spectator’s special offer for Easter.
Holland’s leading wine magazine introduces the new association of female winegrowers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Vinifilles. Two of its members can claim Dutch roots: one is the female half of Chateau Rives-Blanques (one of the organisation’s founders), and the other is the owner of Mas des Dames, known for her high quality range of Pays d’Oc […]