1946 Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturel
I have just been given a 1946 Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturel.
All I can find on google is for a white, though this is red (Grenache, I assume). Can anybody shed light on a drinking window, and what it would go with? I have had plenty of Maury and other red VDNs before, but never a Rivesaltes (and never one that age)
It seems you might well be within drinking window.
Here's a TN for 1946 Cave de Rivesaltes red: http://www.bbr.com/region-985-rivesaltes
BTW, Rivesaltes AOC allows for 4 grapes: grenache, macabeu, malvoisie & muscat, although reds are primarily made from grenache noir. Also (as the previous link indicates) beware of the "naturel" portion in VDN, since these wines are fortified.
Which producer you got?