France – Maison Riviere

About the Winery

Maison RIVIERE is an independent and family company in Saint Emilion.  We are producer and wine merchant and we own 90 hectares in the heart of the vineyard of Bordeaux. Since 1875, the Rivière family diversify and develops their estates in the purest tradition of Bordeaux wines. Concerned about the quality of the wines that we produce, our vines are grown within the greatest respect of their soil. The perfect blending of grape varieties gives wines of character, elegant, authentic wines with style.

In thirty years, Jean-Pierre and Philippe Rivière built a wide territory, which is made of distinct estates which covers some of the most evocative names of Bordeaux wines.  “It’s through the grapes we express our passion, acquired year after year and guided by the pursuit of quality and the pride of our terroir.

We offer a full range of the best wines from the most prestigious appellations of Bordeaux, from entry level wines to Grands Crus Classés through the crus bourgeois, old vintages to En Primeurs wines (wine futures).

It is through the grapes and the vines that our know-how is expressed. Always in search for quality, our greatest award is above all our client’s satisfaction and their pleasure.

Wines

Chateau de Beaulieu Montegane-St. Emilion

Dry Red wine:  40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc; Small vineyard on an excellent soil, this is an elegant with, with steady color, beautiful tint of dark ruby, and a fruity nose.  In the mouth there are many aromas and will balanced tannins.  It is a harmonious wine, fleshy and with a beautiful length in the mouth.  Aged in oak barrels.  It goes marvelously well with meat, poultry, game and cheese.

Menuts Blanc

Dry White wine: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon; Hand picked grapes that are fermented in small stainless steel vats.  The grapes have delicate aromas of citrus and white flowers.  Lively structure as well as a silky texture that are ideal accompaniment of fish and seafood.

Pierre Riviere Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Red wine:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Color of deep purple red with a good density of violet rim.  On the nose, aromas are made of fresh black cherries and cinnamon.  Palate is aromatic with ripe berries and blackberries, balance between tannins and fruit is smooth, the finish is round.  This wine is excellent with red and white meat, flavored game and ideal with mature cheese.

Pierre Riviere Merlot

Dry Red wine:  100% Merlot;  Wine with bright color.  The nose reveals aromas of red fruits and spicy notes.  In the mouth it is fresh and fruity with fine and very pleasant tannins.  A wine that can be drunk on its own or throughout a meal.  Great with red or white meat and cheese.

Pierre Riviere Chardonnay

Dry White wine: 100% Chardonnay; Pale yellow color with rich aromatic richness.  This wine is rich and fruit and lively with a full bodied taste.  Slow and cool fermentation allows for large extraction of aromatics and tannins.  This wine is an excellent aperitif as well as all meals and particularly fish and shellfish.