Rivesaltes Ambre, Chateau de Jau, Roussillon, France
The small, family-owned vineyard is located on black schist soils in Rivesaltes, near to Perpignan in Roussillon. The wine is made up of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Macabeu. All the grapes have been hand-harvested and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve and enhance the wine’s primary fruit flavours. In addition, the wine has been aged in small old oak barrels to develop texture and complexity and a richer flavour and amber colour. This Vin Doux Naturel has been lightly fortified to 16% abv and reveals exquisite fruit flavours of citrus peel, candied orange and honey and beeswax aromas. Perfect with fruit flavoured desserts, especially those with apricots, peaches and nectarines or crème brulee and chocolate.
Alcohol: 16% abv (50cl)
Grape varieties: 80% Grenache Blanc & 20% Macabeu
Flavour Profiles: Sweet, Fresh, Aromatic, Citrus, Floral, Stone Fruits, Apricot, Peach, Nectarine, Beeswax, Honey, Spice.