Rivesaltes 1968 vintage wine

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1968 wine from Rivesaltes Priory of Monastir Del Camp, 70cl, a 50th Birthday gift idea. The wine will carry high alcoholic level at 17% so the wine will last for well over 50 years, this wine is packed in a wooden box

Rivesaltes 1968 vintage wine, a 50th Birthday gift idea

1968 wine from Rivesaltes Priory of Monastir Del Camp, this a ideal for a 50th Birthday

Tasting note, rating 91 points, The Wine Advocate. This Rivesaltes 1968 wine is a blend of 50% Grenache Noir and the remainder white grapes – Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu and Tourbat. Deep garnet in hue with a thin tawny rim, it has an elegant bouquet of sloe, mulberry, wilted rose petals and Indian ink. It is nicely defined and grows in intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with spices, white pepper, dried orange peel and then later cardamom and Indian spices. Hints of ginger and bitter orange, and a twist of sourness on the finish lend it edge. This is very fine.

1968 wine from Rivesaltes Priory of Monastir Del Camp

This castle is a historical monument since 1826, in the heart of the Catalan country, on the wonderful terroir of Passa, near the capital of natural sweet wines: Thuir.

According to the legend, it was founded by Charlemagne in 785, on his return from the battle of Panissars against the Saracens, hence the name of the "Monastery of the camp".

In 1786, on the eve of the French Revolution, the site was sold by Louis XVI to the Jaubert family of Passa, who still owns it to this day. The Chateau becomes, at that time, a wine estate, specialized from the beginning in natural wines.

As soon as the harvest is over, they are kept in barrels or half a barrel of oak.

It is today a unique historical collection of wonderful wines, whose aromatic palette tells the good moments of the Rivesaltes AOC, in the heart of the twentieth century.