Issued from sand vineyards (sandy and limestone soils)
Production area: Tavel village
Size of the Vineyard: 10 hectares
Yield: 44 hl/ha
Age of the vines: 35 years
Tavel is an “original rosé” produced by a type of winemaking which makes completely different from any other rosé and is more like a red wine with long macerations (48 hours). After pressing, fermentation is led from 10 to 15 days at low temperatures (13°-14°C). Tavel is a blend of free run juice (which gives fruit aromas, freshness and acidity), and pressing juice (which preserves its richness, structure and strength). This single and original blend gives rise to Tavel wine, "1st Rosé of France".
Eye: deep pink.
Nose: fruity woodland, cherry.
Mouth: delicate and very fruity
Goes well with a meal (better than white and red in succession), spicy Asian food, Sushi, apricot tajine, paellas, Provencal Cuisine, duck breast and goat cheese.
Gold and Silver Medal Concours Agricole de Paris
2 stars in "Guide Hachette"
Wine Spectator: 89/100