Ancient stickies from Roussillon
Here are some seriously good-value sweet wine antiques that you can drink over quite a time as they retain their fruit and freshness well in an opened bottle. Prices range from £240 a case in bond for the 1965 Banyuls and 1955 Rivesaltes to £720 for the 1928, yes 1928, Maury. Roussillon around Perpignan just north of the Pyrenees has for decades been most famous with French wine drinkers for its strong sweet wines with names such as Banyuls, Maury and Rivesaltes. These depend mainly on old Grenache bushvines in varying colours of grapes which reach great ripeness in the region’s hot, windy summers. They are...
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