Rivarose Sparkling Brut Rosé is 100% syrah. On the nose, strawberry and raspberry aromas dominate, the company says, while in the mouth the wine is bright with notes of citrus fruits and spice. This is an aperitif pairing with cured meats, crudités or Provencal dishes.
Established in 1909, Rivarose is situated in Salon de Provence and is now Provence's oldest and largest producer of sparkling wines. The winery sells wines all over the world, including its eponymous product, a real ambassador for bubbles from the south of France.Since 1998, Rivarose has been part of the Veuve Ambal Group. This family group is composed of large wineries specialized in their respective region in fine wines and sparkling wines.
Appreciated worldwide as an iconic token of celebration and luxury, sparkling wines from France come in more forms than just Champagne. In order to bear the label, ‘Champagne’, a sparkling wine must originate from the northeastern region of France—called Champagne—and adhere to strict quality standards. Champagne’s chalky, limestone and soils and cold, continental climate create grapes with ample acidity and concentration. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier are permitted for use in Champagne.
French sparkling wines made outside of Champagne take the name Crémant. Crémant de Bourgogne, Alsace, Loire and Limoux are the best known. These are made using the same technique as that of Champagne, called méthode traditionelle, but typically are composed of the regional grape variety. Usually dry to off-dry with bright acidity, these are often characterized by qualities of lemon, peach, marzipan and white flowers.