Monday, April 20, 2009

Croix Milhas Rivesaltes Ambré

This is a "Vin Doux Naturel", a sweet fortified wine made in Roussillon, France. It's composed of the white grape varieties Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu (Macabeo), and Muscat and aged for 3 years in oak. See here for more background info on Vin Doux Naturel.

Over the week following Easter, I was working on a particularly good bottle of Jurancon, and although it's a different style I'm afraid it made this wine seem pretty tame. The vin doux is drier and raisiny, but still pleasant enough, and a bargain at £3.99 (375 ml bottle).

Rivesaltes Ambré
Roussillon, France
£3.99 (£7.99)

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