November 2011: Leading Belgian wine writer Frank van der Auwera again includes Rives-Blanques in his guide to the 300 best price/quality wines in Belgium.

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 and expressive bouquet of conference pears, white peach, apple blossom, lemon grass …  a mouthful of pear, nectarine and white peach … texture is smooth as silk but enlived by citrus zest …”

Twice named Wine World Ambassador of the Year, and winner of the Prix Louis Marinier, Frank van der Auwera couples a creative pen with a sharp nose to produce perceptive and highly enjoyable tasting notes.