Casenobe Rivesaltes 1977

Casenobe Rivesaltes 1977

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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. Powerful and intense, there is a bitter citrus and sweet marmalade edge to the earthy, sappy character here.

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 Domaine Casenobe
Vintage 1977
Main grapes Grenache
Size 75cl