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2006 Vin Doux Naturel Rivesaltes “Fut de Cognac”

Domaine Les Mille Vignes

2006 Vin Doux Naturel Rivesaltes “Fut de Cognac” Domaine Les Mille Vignes - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Kick your shoes off,
Have no fear,
Pass that bottle over here.

You are in for one of the most luxurious, delicious moments of your wine-drinking career. Settle in with a friend, someone with whom you can concentrate on this very special experience.
    By the way, once it’s uncorked, you can return to enjoy the wine during several days.
    There is not another wine anywhere like this one.

Kermit Lynch

$75.00
Vintage: 2006
Bottle Size: 500mL
Blend: Grenache Gris
Appellation: Rivesaltes
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine Les Mille Vignes
Winemaker: Jacques Guérin, Valérie Guérin
Vineyard: > 50 years
Soil: Limestone, Schist
Aging: Aged 5 years in Cognac barrels
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 16%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

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