Le Vieux Chêne Rivesaltes 1985

Le Vieux Chêne Rivesaltes 1985

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Made from late-picked Maccabeu and 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. With Madeira-like qualities, this has a rosehip sweetness and refreshing lift.

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 Le Vieux Chêne
Vintage 1985
Main grapes Grenache, Maccabeu
Size 75cl