The Grain de Vigne Muscat de Rivesaltes from Domaine Lafage in the French wine-growing region of Roussillon is a fresh, lively and balanced dessert wine. This sweet cuvée is made from the Muscat Petit Grains and Muscat d'Alexandrie grapes.
This wine comes into the glass with a light golden colour and golden highlights. The bouquet reveals an extraordinary opulence of ripe, juicy pears, quinces, lychees, dark pine honey and rose water. On the palate, this French dessert wine is wonderfully soft, velvety, expansive and yet fresh and lively. Despite its opulent sweetness, the vital acidity gives this wine a beautiful elegance and makes it resonate for a long time.
Vinification of the Domaine Lafage Grain de Vigne Muscat de Rivesaltes
This Grain de Vigne Muscat de Rivesaltes has its origins in the terraced vineyards of Lafage, which were built at an altitude of 400 metres. Here the vines, which are on average 40 years old, are rooted in clayey limestone soils.
After careful manual harvesting, the grapes are pressed and then macerated for 24 hours. Only selected yeasts are used. This wine is vinified under constant cooling. In addition, this sweet white wine is bottled early to avoid oxidation.
Food recommendation for the Rivesaltes Domaine Lafage
Enjoy this sweet dessert wine from France with fruit salad, foie gras, noble mould cheese or just for fun.
Awards for the Grain de Vigne Muscat de Rivesaltes from Lafage
Robert M. Parker - The Wine Advocate: 91 Points for 2016
|Type of Wine:||Fortified Wine|
|Style of Wine:||Rivesaltes|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||4,4|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||107,0|
|Sub region:||Rivesaltes (FR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Apéritif , family event , gift for good friends , wedding , romantic dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing:||stainless steel tank|
|Grape Variety:||Muscat à petits grains blancs (Gelber Muskateller) , Muscat d'Alexandrie|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||AOP Appellation d’Origine Protégée|
|Soil & Location:||gravel|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Pomacious Fruit , tropical fruits , Citrus Fruit , floral , Caramelised|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , creamy , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||8 - 10|
|Style:||Old World , classic , fragrant|
|Glass Recommendation:||White Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||innovative , modern|
|Bottle size in L:||0.75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||15|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Maison Lafage - Mas Miraflors - Route de Canet - 66000 Perpignan - Frankreich|