Cascastel, Rivesaltes Rancio Vin Doux Naturel-Cascastel-Bubble Brothers

Cascastel, Rivesaltes Rancio Vin Doux Naturel

Regular price €25.00
Tax included.
A sumptuous fortified dessert wine from the Languedoc with rich dried fruit and cocoa character.

An ideal complement to all kinds of desserts, cakes and cheeses, this versatile and inexpensive fortified wine is made by a method known locally as rancio.

Some of the Grenache fruit is pressed and vinified exactly like a rosé, and some is de-stalked and fermented like a red wine before the process is stopped with the fortifying alcohol to keep some of the sweetness of the fruit sugars. The two wines are then blended and aged in tanks for five years before a further two years in oak casks, where they are allowed to oxidize and give the wine its distinctive aromas. These oak casks are never completely emptied, so that each new vintage contains about twenty per cent of the previous one.

The rich tawny colour of the final wine is matched by characteristic aromas of walnuts and dried fruit with earthy, herbaceous undertones. It's a rich, lingering, indulgent assembly of flavours including caramel, coffee, chocolate, raisins and preserved fruit, and perfect on its own as well as in partnership with strong cheeses, fruit tarts and puddings, and chocolate desserts.



Supplier's websiteCascastel
Wine colourRed wine
Grape varietyGrenache
Bottle size75 cl

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.

Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.


Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.