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1970 Rivesaltes, Vin Doux Naturel, Domaine de Rancy
There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.
Rivesaltes is a town located to the north of Pérpignan in the south-west corner of the Languedoc. It lends its name to two large appellations, one called simply Rivesaltes, the other, Muscat de Rivesaltes. Both are rather deceptively classified as Vins Doux Naturels, despite being fortified by arresting fermentation, making them therefore technically not 'Naturels'. Made from Muscat of Alexandria or Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, the wines are surprisingly varied in temperament, much of which can be attributed to differing ageing regimes. The best will share a grapey freshness, with a richness and complexity derived from the mutage and extended ageing.