Dom. Brial Chateau Les Pins Muscat De Rivesaltes 2012

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Muscat De Rivesaltes

Varietal   White Blend

Retail Price   $18

ABV   15%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant straw color with hints of gold.

Aromatics

The nose is wonderfully intense and complex with layers of ripe peach, apricot, orange zest, lemon, and mint with accents of honey, and white flowers.

Flavor

The palate is equal to the nose delivering waves of ripe orchard fruits with supporting tropical fruits, fresh herbs, and bright citrus elements.

Intensity & Texture

It's beautifully layered with complex fruit notes and a perfect dose of citrus juice to keep it fresh and compelling.

Cool Factor

A

Muscat De Rivesaltes is one of the most delicate and approachable of the fortified, dessert wines.

Value Grade

A

This charming wine offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Analysis

The wine is crafted at the site of the Château Les Pins, the property of the Duverney family who had fled his native Dauphiné in the time of the revolution. The wine is bottled within four to six months of the harvest in order to present a fresh and vibrant example of the region.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled but not too cold in fear of masking the subtle flavors. In the South of France it's commonly drunk by the glass in cafes and is a popular accompaniment to foie gras.

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