Château Rives-Blanques, Cuvée Occitania Mauzac 2016
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Region||South of France|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Goats' cheese and shallot tarte tatin with salad|
This is a brilliant, rewarding wine full of preserved lemon, flint and ripe pear. It will be good with bold flavours such as barbecued monkfish or even a creamy fish curry.
A rare example of the traditional grape variety of Limoux as a still wine. A fresh nose with some herbal notes, and a salty fruit on the palate, with a typical bitter finish of Mauzac. Fine example of an often-decried grape variety.
Made in the Limoux area from 100 per cent mauzac, otherwise only found in the excellent local sparkling. This is fragrant, with light, tantalising flavours of apricots and peaches and well suited to simple grilled prime fish like sole or John Dory; there is a subtle touch of oak to give complexity.