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Mont Tauch launches sweet wine range

Published:  17 March, 2010

French wine producer, Mont Tauch, is rolling out a new range of sweet wines which will be launched at the Big Fortified Tasting on April 19 at London's Glazier's Hall.

Mont Tauch is looking to capitalise on increasing demand in the UK for quality sweet wines. The new range is made up four sweet wines from the Roussillon area.

It hopes by using specific grape varieties prominently printed on the label that it can open up sweet wines to a wider audienc.

The range includes two fortified red and two fortified white wines from three different appellations; Maury, Rivesaltes and Muscat de Rivesaltes.

The full range includes:
* Mont Tauch Sweet Wine, Grenache Noir 50cl (Maury): RRP: £6.99/50cl
Made from 100%Grenache Noir. The partially fermented must of this red wine is fortified followed by a long period of maceration resulting in a rich garnet colour.

* Mont Tauch Sweet Wine, Maccabeu 50cl (Maury): RRP: £6.99/50cl
Made from 100% Maccabeu, this wine is macerated on skins for a few hours before pressing, cold racking and temperature controlled fermentation.

* Mont Tauch Sweet Wine, Muscat Petits Grains 50cl (Muscat de Rivesaltes): RRP: £6.99/50cl
A classic Muscat de Rivesaltes made from 100% Muscat. After a few hours maceration on skins this wine is fermented under temperature controlled conditions and fortified using neutral alcohol.

* Mont Tauch Sweet Wine, Grenache Noir 50cl (Rivesaltes):RRP: £6.99/50cl
100% Granache Noir this is a red fortified wine from Rivesaltes. Harvested by hand this wine is fortified on partially fermented must followed by a long maceration.

Antoine Leray, Mont Tauch's UK sales director, said: "The launch of this new range perfectly complements our existing sweet wine portfolio. Whilst we continue to be known for producing top quality Fitou this range shows our on-going commitment to innovation and ability to offer excellent value wines in a variety of styles."