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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

Languedoc Roussillon is one of the world's most important wine regions, with an annual output which, amazingly, exceeds that of the United States, and which makes up for over a third of France's overall wine production. Languedoc Roussillon is also a hugely important region for wine history, and is widely regarded as probably the first part of France in which grapevines were cultivated, after many were introduced by the ancient Greeks several thousand years ago. The region is renowned around the world for having a dedication to quality which matches the quantity it produces, and the range of wines produced in Languedoc Roussillon is truly impressive, with red, white, dessert and sparkling wines all being made to high levels of excellence within the region.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.