Domaine de Rancy - Rivesaltes Ambré - 4 Ans d'Age
While by lay, this rare dessert wine spends a minimum of 4 years in barrel before being bottled, this wine actually comes from a 60 yr old solera. The slow oxidation in barrel gives this wine its amber color, as well as its complex flavors of fig, date, toasted hazelnut, and caramel. Because the wine is fully oxidized it can be enjoyed, once opened, for several months.
How to Serve Rivesaltes: The Rancy Rivesaltes Ambré is a fortified wine made in the s style rarely produced today. The wine is oxidized which means that it will not spoil after being opened. This allows for the wine to be enjoyed, slowly over the course of weeks, or even months. This versatile wine is best served at room temperature to fully appreciate the intense, complex aromas that develop in the glass. It can be served as an aperitif with nuts, olives, and a variety of hors d’oeuvres. As a desert wine it goes very well with bread pudding, dates, figs, spice cake, pumpkin pie, or on its own as an after dinner drink. It is truly a delightful experience that captures the warmth and spice of the South of France.