Villargeil Rivesaltes 1958

Villargeil Rivesaltes 1958

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Made from late-picked Grenache grapes that are fortified and brought up to a natural degree that they would have reached if fermented out fully, these Vin Doux Naturels are then aged in glass bonbonnes and large oak foudres for decades. Philippe Gayral (dubbed “The Archiviste of the Roussillon” by Jancis Robinson) has been going round the old domaines of the area buying up barrels and releasing tiny quantities of these rare gems. Soft and rounded, Christmas spices mingle with dried orange rind and marmalade flavour - creamy and long, but cut by refreshing acidity.

Once opened the bottle will last for at least 6 months and usually up to a year.

Wine Details

Type Fortified
Country France
Region Roussillon
Producer Château Villargeil
Vintage 1958
Main grapes Grenache
Size 75cl