Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Rivesaltes and Maury
By Richard James
This Guide was last updated on 22 April 2010
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Annual competition culminating in a huge wine festival in late May/early June in Perpignan.
Useful information: Details from the Perpignan Tourist Office or Roussillon wines website (see above)
Long-winded title to this wine, food and literature festival that takes place on the first Saturday in October, held in marquees along les Allées Joffre in Rivesaltes town centre,with organised grape picking trips out in the vineyards.
Useful information: Details from the Rivesaltes town hall in Place Europe. Tel: 04 68 38 59 59, web:www.mairie-rivesaltes.fr
To celebrate the launch of the new vintage Muscat de Rivesaltes, cunningly repackaged for Christmas, there's a free 'Dégustation Découverte' usually on the last Saturday of November in Perpignan city centre. In addition, over the first weekend of December, there is a 'Spécial Muscat de Noël' in association with the Roussillon 'Toques Blanches' chefs (local equivalent of Michelin stars), who create dishes to go with youthful Muscats.
Useful information: More details from the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (see 'Useful Information') or www.vinsduroussillon.com.
Mid-May all day Saturday: ‘open-door’ tastings in various wine growers’ cellars dotted around the village. €5 for a tasting glass and free sampling (except the driver of course!); dinner and music available in the evening booked in advance. More details from Domaine Gauby (see 'Wine Producers) or from other recommended domaines in Calce that include Olivier Pithon (www.domaineolivierpithon.com), Tomme Lubbe (Gérard Gauby's borther-ine-law) at Domaine Matassa (www.matassawine.com) and Jean-Philippe Padié (www.domainepadie.com).
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