September 2012: The Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France includes a number of Rives-Blanques wines in its new 2013 edition.

“Never in its long and rich history has the French vineyard shown such variety and diversity” say the celebrity duo of French wine writers, Bettane and Desseauve in the latest edition of their monumental wine guide.

More than 50,000 wines were tasted, of which 8,600 were included in this guide, including three Limoux’s from Rives-Blanques.

The wines from Rives-Blanques “become increasingly more refined”, they said.  The two blends, La Trilogie and Le Limoux were highlighted for their expressive noses, and the mauzac, Occitania for its “great aromatic finesse and elegant freshness”.

Fourteen vineyards from Limoux were included in this guide for the quality of their white and sparkling wines; a remarkably high percentage for such a small appellation.

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