Domaine Cazes - 'Ambré' Rivesaltes 2002

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Region
Style
Principal Grape

The fresh 2002 Rivesaltes Ambre exudes a deep amber in colour, with aromas strongly reminiscent of dried fig, apricot and candied citrus. On the palate, complex flavours of fig and citrus peel come with a smooth and mellow mouthfeel, with a lingering hint of caramel adding anothert highlight to a rich finish. This wine is sweet but definitely not cloying, and has a wonderfully judged medium- to full-body that us the perfect partner for desserts based on nuts, almonds or caramel.To appreciate it at its best, serve it at 13°C.

  • 3 Point Summary

    Flavours of fig and citrus peel with a hint of caramel and a rich finish.

  • Did you know..?

    Domaine Cazes is the largest certified Organic and Biodynamic estate in France.

  • Awards

    GOLD - Sommelier World Wine Awards 2017. 

  • ABV

    16.5%

  • Food pairing

    Hazelnut & Chocolate Dacquoise.

     

    Caramel Pecan Chocolate Brownie & Ice Cream

  • Size

    37.5 cl

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Vintage

    2002

  • Serve at Temp

    11 *C / 52 *F

  • Grape

    GRENACHE BLANC is the light-skinned mutation of Grenache Noir and despite being native to Spain it is best known for its role in southern French white wines and in particular as a member of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend. The light-golden, straw-coloured juice of Grenache Blanc is increasingly produced as a varietal wine, though its use as a softener in a blend is still more common. It typically displays green-apple and stone-fruit aromas and a fat texture.

  • Vineyard

    DOMANINE CAZES is situated in the Roussillon region of southern France. With 220 hectares of vines planted, Domaine Cazes is the largest certified Organic and Biodynamic estate in France. Based on their view that the natural environment needs natural preparation, the master craftsmen plough the soils and use only natural ingredients as treatments, arranging their work according to the lunar calendar. Since the vines have been farmed biodynamically, the Cazes family have found that the vineyards healthier and the vines are stronger with deeper roots.

  • Region

    Located in southern France, Languedoc-Roussillon is a large and diverse region covering an area that stretches from Nimes and Montpellier in the east. It was once two independent regions and about a quarter of all the wine-producing vines in France are located there, contributing to the production of diverse wines including very good sparkling and still whites, rich, sweet reds and rosé. Soil types and terroir vary across the region as much as the topography but overall, it is a hot and dry, with a definitively Mediterranean climate.

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