Rancy Rivesaltes Ambre 2001 500ml

Regular price $39.14
Unit price

Shipping calculated at checkout.
It took me a while to fall in love with Vin Doux Naturel mostly because it took me a while to find good VDNs. For the uninitiated, VDNs are sweet fortified wines from Southern France that are similar to Port in flavor profile. They can be fruity and fresh when made from Muscat, spicy when made from Grenache, and occasionally beautifully nutty, caramelized, and complex like an old Tawny Port when made from old vine Grenache Blanc or Macabeu and allowed to age. This 2001 Ambre bottling is the bottle to fall in love with VDN with. Domaine de Rancy has been making VDNs since 1920 and while most producers make the young, fruit-driven style of VDN, Rancy specializes in long-lived oxidatively aged wines. This stunner is 100% Macabeu aged for 12 years in old foudre of a range of sizes. The extensive ageing gives the wine a feral kind of balance. Honey, dried apricot and fig sit across from burnt coffee, walnut shell and tanned leather. It all adds up to a ferociously elegant rendition of an increasingly rare style.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.