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Chateau Sisqueille Rivesaltes
Chateau Sisqueille Rivesaltes

1946  

Château Sisqueille was one of the biggest estates in Roussillon, reaching around 200 hectares at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Sisqueille family was one of the richest in the area. All of the wines were carefully kept in the familiy cellar in original oak barrels (foudres and demi-muids) and bottled between 2005 and 2013. The wines are a blend of the 3 Grenaches, with a majority of Grenache Noir and smaller quantities of Macabeu and Malvoisie. -- While working for a co-op in French Catalonia, Phillipe Gayral visited many small family estates, uncovering the best fortified wines and grapes that populate Roussillon in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Perhaps his greatest discovery was the personal reserves most families kept in barrels for themselves - what the French call a "poire pour la soif" or "a pear for thirst" - often marking important years in family history or saved for rainy days or just to see how a particularly fine vintage would age. Over the course of the last 20 years Phillipe and his wife, Sandrine, began buying these very special foudres, building up the largest collection of " French Vin Doux Naturels" in the world and eventually founded Muse Vintage Wines in 2005. The Gayrals are passionate and meticulous, bottling these wines on their estate, and working with the French government and authorities of the region to access all of the relevant information for each wine they are releasing, allowing them to precisely identify the family, origin and vintage from which the barrels came. These extremely refined fortified wines represent the very best wines in the region, covering three appellations, Rivesaltes, Banyuls and Maury with vintages spanning from 1909 to 1985. True pieces of French history, they are now available for the first time in the United States.

$200.00
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