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Rikiki - Elixir des Anges

Red Wine, France

Availability: In stock

Rikiki - Elixir des Anges

Red Wine, France

Availability: In stock

Domaine Matray's "Elixir of the Angels" is a most unusual and very delicious find. A fortified Juliénas wine made from the Gamay grape. Most unusual and well worth trying.
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Rikiki - Elixir des Anges

Rikiki - Elixir des Anges 2005

Rikiki - Elixir des Anges

Rikiki - Elixir des Anges 2015


Red Wine, France, Beaujolais Domaine Matray

Domaine Matray

  • Variety: Gamay 
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The wine is first allowed a 10 day meceration which gives it tremendous depth of colour and extract. The "Paradis", the first juice to run off from the winemaking process, is intensely fruity and at this stage light in alcohol, around 9% ABV. The precise production method is kept secret, but involves boosting the overall alcoholic strength to around 15% which has the effect of stopping further fermentation.

Rikiki has the essential character of a powerful Beaujolais Cru yet there is much, much more to this drink - it has an intensity of flavour not normally found in a Beaujolais. It has good depth of colour and a rich powerful nose of red and black fruit, including blackcurrant and redcurrant. On the palate, it is fruity and very rich with a little sweetness resulting from the arrested fermentation. Best served cold at 6-7°C as an apéritif. Also makes an excellent companion for cholcolate-flavoured desserts or with melon. This is not a wine you would want to drink a whole bottle of at a single sitting, it's probably too rich for that, but in moderation it's lovely. 
It can be drunk young but equally can be aged for 10+ years. 

Most unusual and well worth trying.

Ben says (August 2017): Rich, balsamic strawberries on the nose give the expectation of a very sticky wine but be prepared for a surprise. The wine is lighter than you expect and very smooth indeed. Gorgeous!

Additional Information


Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Domaine Matray
Featured Themes New Arrivals
Colour Red Wine
Style Red, Still, Dry
Variety Gamay
Country France
Region(s) Beaujolais
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2017
Vintages 2005, 2015, NV

[3332122] 2005

[3317015] 2015


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size: 0.75
stock: 14
product code:[3332122]
closure:Natural Cork
last checked in:2017-08-23


size: 0.75
stock: 26
product code:[3317015]
closure:Natural Cork
last checked in:2017-10-17

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