1978 ‘Cuvee Aime Cazes’ Rivesaltes AOC
The Domaine Cazes is one of the largest biodynamic producers in France. Their Rivesaltes Cuvée Aimé Cazes is a blend of Grenache Blanc and Grenache. It was aged 22 years in barrel and 10 years in the bottle before release. It has 116 g/L of residual sugar and clocks in at 15% ABV. Complex flavors of toffee, bacon, coffee, raisin, and orange peel. Rich on the palate without being overly sappy.
A wine enriched by myriad aromas: green nuts, Seville oranges, figs, dried apricots, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom… Fragrances whose incredible length is emphasized by the fleshy and suave character of the wine.
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