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Chateau de Saü

Rivesaltes Rancio 2000

$33.00

Rivesaltes Rancio 2000

Chateau de Saü

Rivesaltes Rancio 2000

$33.00

Produced during the last years of Hervé’s life. Grapes for both the Rivesaltes and Rancio sec are Grenache Gris, harvested by hand from a small 1.9-hectare vineyard of 70-year old goblet vines. Following fermentation and a week-long maceration, elevage is undertaken in a former horse stable situated behind the chateau, a truly special place for the rearing of oxidative wines. The wines are kept in used 225-liter Bordelais fûts, stacked twos and threes, and year-by-year they concentrate and develop the rich texture and notable rancio character that is a hallmark of their elevage. With Hervé’s passing in 2014, Béatrice has retired and the vines have been rented, leaving these wines the last testament of one of the great terroirs for aged, oxidative wines. 

-Haus Alpenz