Domaine La Sobilane Rivesaltes 1959 750ml - Vine Republic
Domaine La Sobilane Rivesaltes 1959 750ml
SKU: 01193

Domaine La Sobilane Rivesaltes 1959

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Category Red Blend
Origin France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rivesaltes
Brand Domaine La Sobilane
Alcohol/vol 17%

Experience a taste of one of the best wines in the world, the wine Rivesaltes is a great sweet wine. Produced in the Languedoc Roussillon region of SW France, these wines live for decades since they are fortified. They can be produced from both white and red grapes, although Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Muscat, Macabeu, and Malvasia prevail in the region. The wines are sweetened only with the natural grape sugars present at harvest. For this reason they are called Vin Doux Naturel.

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The 1959 Rivesaltes has a vivacious bouquet with scents of sandalwood, mandarin and orange peel, quite robust and remaining vivacious. The palate sports impressive balance with a keen threat of acidity, ginger and marmalade and a pinch of curry powder towards the finish. Very fine. Tasted with Philippe Gayral.

Neal Martin, October 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 1959 Rivesaltes from Domaine La Sobilane has a lively nose with scents of smoked walnut, mandarin, dried orange peel and sandalwood, all well-defined and never declining in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with good presence, the acidity nicely judged and any volatile acidity kept in check. Ginger, orange zest marmalade and a hint of curry powder lace the finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a beautiful old Rivesaltes.

Neal Martin, March 30, 2016