The best wines of Rivesaltes

Discover the best wines of Rivesaltes à Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the best winemakers of Rivesaltes and estates of Rivesaltes to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Rivesaltes and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Rivesaltes by region

Looking for a good wine of Rivesaltes à Languedoc-Roussillon among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Rivesaltes. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Rivesaltes with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Rivesaltes

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Rivesaltes

Red wines from the region of Rivesaltes go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or veal such as recipes of beef with vegetables all melted, my grandmother's macaroni gratin with gruyere cheese and smoked ham or blanquette of veal in the old way (self-cooker).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Rivesaltes

On the nose the red wine of the region of Rivesaltes. often reveals types of flavors of caramel, spices or chocolate and sometimes also flavors of black currant, raspberry or plum. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Rivesaltes. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Rivesaltes

  • 1955 With an average score of 4.79/5
  • 1978 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1974 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1969 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1970 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1986 With an average score of 4.40/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Rivesaltes

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Garnacha
  • Mourvedre

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Rivesaltes

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Discovering the wine region of Rivesaltes

Rivesaltes is an appellation for the historic sweet wines of eastern Roussillon, in the deep south of France. The natural sweet wines produced in this region have been revered since at least the 14th century. The technique used to make them is one of many techniques used for sweet wines. Unlike botrytized wines or ice wines, natural sweet wines are made by mutage, a process that involves stopping the fermentation of the must while a high level of natural sweetness remains.

With their high levels of residual sugar (at least 100 g/l) and alcohol (between 15 and 17% ABV), these wines are sweet and relatively viscous. Understandably, Rivesaltes wines are often confused with Muscat de Rivesaltes wines, which are similar in style and come from the same region. The main difference is that Muscat de Rivesaltes is made from Muscat grapes, whereas Rivesaltes is made from Grenache in all three forms (Black, White and Grey). Rivesaltes wines are produced in several forms, which are distinguished by their colours (the result of the grape varieties and the ageing processes used to make them).

Great white wines of Rivesaltes

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Rivesaltes

White wines from the region of Rivesaltes go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of pasta with tuna and béchamel sauce, nanie's diced ham quiche or croque madame.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Rivesaltes

On the nose the white wine of the region of Rivesaltes. often reveals types of flavors of coffee, nutty or non oak and sometimes also flavors of earth, microbio or oak. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Rivesaltes. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Rivesaltes

  • 1978 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1976 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.84/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.15/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Rivesaltes

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Muscatel

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Rivesaltes

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Discover the grape variety: Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer rosé is a grape variety that originated in France. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of vine is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Gewurztraminer rosé can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Jura, Champagne, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

Great pink wines of Rivesaltes

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Rivesaltes

Pink wines from the region of Rivesaltes go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of marco's pasta with bacon, salmon and goat cheese quiche or samossa (india).

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Rivesaltes

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Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Great sweet wines of Rivesaltes

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Rivesaltes

Sweet wines from the region of Rivesaltes go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of thai beef skewers, auvergne fondue with ceps or mackerel in white wine.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Rivesaltes

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Rivesaltes. often reveals types of flavors of tobacco, toffee or oaky and sometimes also flavors of plum, orange or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Rivesaltes

  • 1931 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1946 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1932 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1948 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1935 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1934 With an average score of 4.60/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Rivesaltes

  • Grenache
  • Macabeo
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache Gris
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Torbato

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Rivesaltes

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The word of the wine: Primary (aromas)

Aromas characteristic of each grape variety, essentially fruity and floral.

Great natural-sweet wines of Rivesaltes

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes

Natural sweet wines from the region of Rivesaltes go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of autumn leaves, oven-baked lamb stew or creamy tomato squid.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Rivesaltes. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, pear or orange peel and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, burnt sugar or tropical.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes

  • 1984 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1960 With an average score of 4.65/5
  • 1992 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1949 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1940 With an average score of 4.60/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes

  • Grenache
  • Muscat of Alexandria
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache Gris
  • Shiraz/Syrah

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes

A wine route planned in the region of Rivesaltes? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Rivesaltes.

Discover the grape variety: Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre noir is a grape variety originating from Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Mourvèdre noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

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