Rivesaltes is an appellation district of Southern France that, since the 14th century, has produced superb sweet white wines often referred to as Vin Doux Naturels. The district is part of East Roussillon and uses in the main the Grenache Noir, Blanc and Gris varietals. The skill lies in halting the fermentation and leaving a minimum of 100 gms of residual sugar along with 15% to 17% in alcohol. The wines are then aged to form the following styles; Rosé at 3 months, Grenat 9 months, Ambré 2 years and Tuilé also 2 years, but from the Grenache Noir. Superb, sweet, viscous wines often confused with Muscat de Rivesaltes that comes from the Muscat grape.