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Domaine Lafage Rivesaltes Ambre NV

Domaine Lafage - Languedoc Roussillon - France - Rivesaltes

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
Representing a roughly ten year solera of fortified Grenache, the Lafage non-vintage Rivesaltes Ambre is a prime example of how lovely (and versatile) this genre can be in the right hands. Creme caramel, coffee, candied orange peel, and subtle smokiness mark the nose and creamy palate. The bitter and pungent aspects of orange zest along with subtly oxidative toasted nuts, and hauntingly persistent smokiness offset and compliment what is already very restrained and well-integrated sweetness. The finish manages both to penetrate (thanks to the wine's volatile elements) and caress (thanks to its creaminess).... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Domaine Lafage

Region: Languedoc Roussillon

The French region of Languedoc Roussillon can claim to be amongst one of the oldest continuing wine regions in the world, with a history which stretches back to the ancient Greeks almost three thousand years ago. Today, Languedoc Roussillon is recognized as a region associated with fine wines made from many of the noble grapes, and with over 700,000 acres under vine, is a veritable powerhouse of viticulture which has helped shape the world of wines as we know it. Languedoc Roussillon is situated in the very south of France, and enjoys a fine, hot, Mediterranean climate which allows the vines there to reach full ripeness and provide reliable yields each year. Languedoc Roussillon today produces over a third of France's wines, and the bottles which leave the wineries of the region remain popular across the globe.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.