|Single Bottles (75cl) @ £16.50|
|Cases (6 bottles) @ £99.00|
One of the most interesting wines from this little known appellation, Rasteau is well-known for its red Village wines but few know that it had its own appellation for sweet fortified wines. Most producers make lightweight VDNs but Robert Charavin produces a thick, rich, unctuous red which combines the pleasures of both cough mixture and tawny Port. Open bottles keep fresh for several weeks.
2011 to 2019
Grapes are destemmed. During fermentation, the must is pushed down 2-3 times each day until there is only 90 grams/litre sugar. Grape spirit (96%) is added to stop the fermentation ("Mutage sur marc"). Maceration follows the fermentation for about 10 days; after this, the wine is aged in 228 litre barrels for one year.
Serve chilled as an aperitif or with Chocolate cake or blue cheeses