Rivesaltes Ambré

Grape variety
Grenache, macabeu
50 cl
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The nose is immediately impressive, frank and complex, with notes of currants, roasted almonds, candied citrus fruits and beggars, revealing a lovely rancio.The attack in the mouth is ample, smooth and nervous at the same time, sublime balance. The retro olfaction takes us towards the fig with this specific rancio note. The finish is as fresh as it is persistent...


Schist and clay-limestone soils

In the vineyard

50 year old vines

Maccabeu 95%: a typically Catalan grape variety chosen for the finesse of its aromas
Grenache 5%: blended with Maccabeu to provide body and power

Green harvesting
Control of grape maturity
Harvesting at a minimum of 15°
Hand harvesting

In the cellar

Checking the ripeness of the grapes
Harvesting at over-ripeness
Manual harvesting
Direct pressing: Sutter 35 hectos
No industrial yeasting, yeasts from the terroir
Slow fermentation 10-15 days with temperature control then mutage
Ageing on fine lees in concrete vats
Putting in barrels the year after the harvest
Ageing in 100 year old oak barrels for 22 years - Bottling June 2014

Alcohol content: 17.65

Residual sugar: 129 g/litre

This wine is neither yeasted, nor fined, nor filtered

Tasting temperature

13° - 15°

Suggested food and wine pairing

Dried fruit, dry goat cheese, Roquefort, blue cheese, Comté cheese, strawberry tiramisu, duck and orange nems, chocolates


The estate

17 hectares of which 12 hectares are dedicated to the production of Rivesaltes.

Our recommendations When and how to serve it?

What a dish with the Rivesaltes Ambré?

Crème caramel, crème brûlée

Practical information

Apogee: 2020 - 2040

And to finish More Information

SKU 7270
Name of wine Rivesaltes Ambré
Vintage 1998
A venir No
Limited production No
Consumption recommendation 2020 - 2040
Alcohol degree 19,5
Capacity 50 cl
Original packaging 6
Type of packaging Cardboard
Colour Amber
Contient des sulfites Yes
Type of product Wine
Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation Rivesaltes PDO
Domain Rancy
Dominant style Powerful
Grape varieties Grenache, macabeu
Dominant grape variety Grenache

The Estate Sottimano

Rino Sottimano took over the estate in 1975. His son Andrea joined him in 1994 along with Elena and Claudia. The vineyard is located in the heart of the superb Barbaresco terroirs and the Cotta, Currà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin crus and now covers 18 hectares. The vines are cultivated organically with the utmost respect for the terroir. The wines are aged in barrels according to Burgundy principles (not in tuns). The wines are neither filtered nor fined. The production of the estate is gradually joining the best references of the region with prices still very reasonable considering the growing reputation of the estate. Quote from Rino Sottimano: "I always believe that every great wine is the result of serious, conscientious and passionate work in the vineyards. This is why, from day one, I have always tried to avoid all chemical products and herbicides, to preserve the natural balance of our soils."

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