Muscat de Rivesaltes Wine

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Muscat de Rivesaltes is a sweet wine appellation covering a large portion of Rousillon, France. Along with the appellation known simply as Rivesaltes, it is the largest sweet appellation in the country. 
 
The wines are vin doux naturels, naturally sweet fortified wines. These are produced using the mutage method developed by 13th century physician Arnaud de Villeneuve that adds spirit to fermenting grapes to halt fermentation and preserve their natural sweetness. Muscat à Petit Grains is the main grape used, along with Muscat d’Alexandrie (Muscat à Gros Grains). The duo are responsible for imparting flavors of honeyed stone, citrus and tropical fruits with aromatic white flowers. With age these become more honeyed and caramel-ly, and the fruit flavors take on a baked pie or stewed quality. 
 
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  • Hello ! The place you marked on the map is incorrect : it's designating the small village of "Pézène les Mines", close to Clermont l'Hérault and far (125 km appart) from Rivesaltes ! Vineyards are not common on the quasi desertic volcanic plateau one can find around this beautifull village of the middle-north of the Hérault county ("departement"...

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  • Mont Tauch Muscat de Rivesaltes Muscat de Rivesaltes NV

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    Mont Tauch Muscat de Rivesaltes is a delicious aromatic, sweet wine. This festive wine is a local favourite in Tuchan. It offers delicate floral aromas with hints of honey and a smooth, sweet taste. Can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a macth for blue cheese and puddings. Read More

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  • Château de Jau Muscat de Rivesaltes 2005

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    Love everything from Chateau de Jau, this included, but did you know you can get lunch at the chateau and be served regional specialties along with the perfect wine to match provided by the Chateau. A valuable lifetime experience if you can arrange it. Read More

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