Domaine de Rancy Sweet wines Rivesaltes Rancy 2001

Rivesaltes Rancy 2001

Location and soil :vin doux 2001

Schistose and clayish-chalky parcels on the territories of Latour de France, Estagel and Montner.
The estate possesses 15 hectares in total, out of which 12 devoted to the production of Rivesaltes.

Grapes varieties :
95 % of macabeu grapes, a typical variety of Catalan orign with exquisitely fine aromas.
5 % of Grenache blanc, adding body and volume to the macabeu.

Average age of the vineyard : 50 years

Yield : 20 hectoliters per ha

Vinification :
Check of grape maturity and picking at a stage of over-ripeness by hand exclusively
Picking exclusively by hand
Direct pressing in a 35 hectoliter Sutter press
Exclusive use of naturally present local yeast flora, no addition of industrial yeasts
Slow fermentation (10-15 days) with temperature control, followed by muting with alcohol

Aging :
First year on the fine lees in concrete vats
Aging in barrels from the second years onwards
Breeding in oak barrels during 13 years
BOTTLING in June 2014

Acquired alcohol : 18 vol %

Residual sugar : 135 gram/liter

Comments about Wine-tasting :
Amber dress, reflections caramel. The nose on the cooked red berries, the pit(core) and the vanilla is a prelude to a molten, elegant palace, skated by the time, when gets involved in aromas of malt, peat, wax and always cooked fruits, before one finale which lets drill the rancio.

Food pairings :
The sweet, salty, Thai or Indian cooking, foies gras, roasts.

Temperature of service : 13°/15°