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2012 Rives-Blanques Mauzac Cuvee Occitania 750ml

2012 Rives-Blanques Mauzac Cuvee Occitania

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The Mauzac Cuvee Occitania 2012 from Rives-Blanques is a 100% Mauzac from the southerly French city of Limoux. Nestled in the foothill of the Pyrenees once occupied by wine-dedicated monks, Chateau Rives-Blanques have produced a Mauzac representative of the region’s most popular grape variety. Aromas of earthly flora such as grass, flowers, and vanilla create the rounded nose of this pale yellow wine. The palate is a smooth textured one with characters of green apple and honey. The acidic tang on the finish makes for an excellent sushi or oyster pairing.
- Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Producer: Rives-Blanques
Website: www.rives-blanques.com

Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $16.99

Availability: 12

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Varietal: Mauzac
In recent years it has become more common to pick Mauzac young producing a drier more acidic wine than was created previously. In the past it frequently produced mildly sweet and sparkling white blended wines and may be blended with chardonnay or Chinon Blanc in some regions. The grape is also one of the seven permitted white varieties in Bordeaux wine.

Country: France
A country viewed by many as the home of fine wine, it is almost unique in terms of how embedded food and wine is in the nations culture. Given the diverse geography, with so much of the country providing the climate and soil suitable for viticulture, it is no surprise that its produces such an extensive and varied selection of wines. It is the country from where the vast majority of the New World's most popular "international" grapes and stylistic influences originate. While there might seem to be an alarming disparity between the most sought after wines (were a case might set you back as much as a deposit on a small house) and the millions of gallons of vin de table filling up the European wine lake every year, there is so much great value to be found between the two extremes. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone may still dominate the market for fine wine, but regions including the Loire, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon and the South West are increasingly becoming excellent sources of good quality, affordable wines.

Region: Languedoc and Roussillon
The Languedoc and Roussillon are two adjoining but distinctly separate wine regions in southern France. The Languedoc consists of two main regions: The Aude, home to the sub-regions of Limoux, Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois, and the Herault, which includes Picpoul de Pinet and the vin doux naturels producing regions of Banyuls, Frontignan, Lunel and Mireval.

Sub-Region: Limoux

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.