Legend Vintage Rivesaltes 1974
Amber with tile highlights
Aromas of delicate rancio, macerated black fruits, gingerbread. Opens with dried fruits (currants), apricot, light tobacco. Elegant cedar notes nuanced with honey tips
Very long: frank on the attack, balanced, powerful and sweet
Custody and service advice
Serve with Roquefort, chocolate or walnut cake
The white grape varieties are vinified by fermenting the must in liquid phase after pressing. For the reds, the musts are macerated in contact with the skins. Mutation stops the action of the yeasts before they can transform all the sugar into alcohol. This is how Rivesaltes preserve part of the natural sweetness contained in the fruit. The maturing undergrowth is done in tuns, half-muids or barrels. They will continue to mature slowly for more than fifty years.