Sep-Nov 2011: The French wine quarterly “L’Amateur de vins & spiritueux” puts the spotlight on Languedoc wines, and selects the Limoux chardonnay from Rives-Blanques.

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, if only it can shake off  its reputation as an eldorado for good wines at cheap prices.  Andrew Jefford, a most respected British wine writer, added that the region offers a unique ‘mosaic of terroirs’.

One of these is Limoux, described by the magazine as ‘the white exception’.

‘In an ocean of red wines, ” they said, “Limoux stands apart: 95% of its wines are white or sparkling.”

The Rives-Blanques chardonnay, Odyssée, featured as one of the top Limoux white wines.