Terrassous Hors d'Age 12yr Rivesaltes (Languedoc, France)

Terrassous Hors d'Age 12yr Rivesaltes (Languedoc, France)

Regular price$35.00


Like other dessert wines, Rivesaltes is fortified with neutral grape spirit during fermentation, which halts the process. Fortification stabilizes the wine, killing yeast and any bacteria that would create off-flavors or aromas. Then, winemakers put the wine in 5- to 10-gallon glass bottles called demi-johns and leave them outside… for a year. The wine is covered to prevent debris from getting inside, but otherwise Mother Nature is allowed to wreak absolute havoc on the juice. Temperature swings, humidity changes, sunlight, and darkness all affect the wine, transforming fresh fruit flavors into “cooked” or caramelized ones. Sunlight changes its color. 

Needless to say, this bottle of Rivesaltes can be enjoyed over time and will not degrade when exposed to oxygen like most wines.  A fun thing to do is pour yourself a glass, taste it, and then leave it for 5 hours.  Then, taste it again.  Hasn’t changed a bit, right?  

Made from 100% Grenache Blanc and aged in old barrels for 12 years, this Rivesaltes would be great with toasted nuts, a fruit tart, savory or chocolate desserts.  Sweet spice, toasted almond, cigar and creme caramel notes all come together beautifully with a long lingering finish.

Alcohol:  18%
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We charge a $5 fee for orders that are within our delivery area and that meet a min $50 order before sales tax.  If your order is under $50 before sales tax, our delivery fee is $10. 

If you are outside of our delivery area but live in Michigan, please contact us as we may be able to deliver or ship for an extra charge.
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We do deliver to businesses but we reserve the right to request a home address if necessary.

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If I buy a case, is there a discount?
If your total before tax is $120 or more, you will be given an automatic 10% discount at checkout.  If you're ordering several cases, contact us and we can work out a way to give you a bigger discount.

How do I redeem an old everyday wines gift card?
If you received a gift card before December 2020, please email us and we can reissue you a gift card that you can use online or at the store.  If you received a gift card after December 1, 2020, you should have a code that you can use to redeem online or in the store.

Is it possible to send a physical gift card to my gift card recipient?
Yes! Call (734-827-9463), text (734-489-9444) or email us and provide the recipient's mailing address, any gift note you would like to include, and the electronic gift card code that was emailed or texted to you at the time of the purchase. 

What is your return and refund policy?
The State of Michigan does not allow us to take back unopened bottles of alcohol for credit or refund after purchase.  If an open bottle of wine is off or spoiled for some reason, please bring the bottle back (please don't pour out the wine!) and we can provide you with a refund or replace the bottle.

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