La Sobilane Rivesaltes 1952

La Sobilane Rivesaltes 1952

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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. Perhaps slightly lighter in style than its neighbouring vintages, the fruit here has a gentle ginger and honey quality.

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 La Sobilane
Vintage 1952
Main grapes Grenache
Size 75cl

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