Domaine Boudau Rivesaltes sur Grains red dessert wine from France

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Domaine Boudau Rivesaltes sur Grains
Wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Domaine Boudau Rivesaltes sur Grains is a stunning sweet, red wine from the south of France. It tastes like a refined port having a lightness and delicacy that is most appealing.
This wine is produced by Véronique & Pierre Boudau who are skilful winemakers and are just being discovered by collectors.
The wine is made from 100% Grenache Noir and is fortified in a similar way to port while retaining an elegance and delicacy that makes it a much better match for food. There is so much complexity in this wine that it is difficult to describe adequately. The fruit is central but we keep coming back to words like spice and mineral when trying to describe it.
The appellation is Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturel and the technique for fortifying the wine is the addition of vinous ethyl to halt fermentation thus preserving the sweetness of the wine.
We first tried this wine at St John in London where the sommelier chose it to accompany a quivering, trembling quince jelly that enclosed a single whole prune. It is was the perfect accompaniment.
 
     
     
     


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