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Muscat de Rivesaltes Wines

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Perpignan
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Colours
White

Area
4,973 hectares

Ageing ability
Drink early to capture the aromatic freshness of the wine

Grape varieties
Muscat d'Alexandrie and Muscat a Petit Grains (preferably in equal quantities

Food Choice
As an aperitif or with Foie Gras, lemon or orange tart, strawberries, peaches

Muscat de Rivesaltes

Situated ten kilometres north of Perpignan is the wine growing region of Rivesaltes. It lies between Corbieres to the north, Canigou to the west, the Pyrenees to the south and the Mediterranean to the east.

It is a sweet wine and contains a concentrated 252g/l natural grape sugars thanks to 2,600 hours of sunshine per year, less than 600 mm (23.5 inches of rain, near drought conditions in the summer and the incessant Tramontane wind.

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