Domaines et Terroirs du Sud Rivesaltes &

Domaines et Terroirs du Sud Rivesaltes 'L'Archiviste' 1973

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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, bottling the wines under his own “L’Archiviste” label and releasing tiny quantities of these rare gems. A mouthfilling and deeply layered wine sharing much in common with tawny Port: roasted coffee, dried fruit and a touch of nutty rancio.

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 Domaines et Terroirs du Sud
Vintage 1973
Main grapes Grenache
Size 75cl