Les 4 vents Rosé
Cave de Tavel et de Lirac - Tavel
Grenache Noir 60 % - Cinsault 20 % - Clairette 10 % Syrah 5 % - Picpoul 5 %
The Cave des vignerons de Tavel is in the purest Provençal style. It was built in 1937 when Tavel wines were labelled AOC. It is to date the only winery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun in 1938. The Cave de Tavel produces half of the Tavel AOC wines, as well as Lirac, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages and Côtes-du-Rhône and stretches over 680 Ha..There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of the winery and have their say in the investment decisions for making wines which frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in wine guide.
The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vines grow on the 3 exceptional terroirs of the Tavel Appellation : The Lauzes (limestone vineyards), the Pebbles and The Sand (clay and sand vineyard).
Tavel is an unique wine which follows a vinification totally different from all other rosé wines, which is closely related to a red wine vinification : with long macerations from 48 to 72 hours. After pressing, a 10 to 15 days fermentation is led at low temperatures (55°-57°F). /nIn stainless steel vats.
Tasting notes
Eye : bright rosé wine - partridge-eye pink - topaz tints. Aromas : intense - melon - peach and cherry. Mouth : full bodied - dry and quite spicy with a good persistency. Tavel is issued from a blend of free-run juice, which carries aromas, fruits, freshness and acidity, and of first-press juice which protects structure, richness and spices.
Food pairing
Enjoyable with a nourishing aperitif as well as a meal (better than white and red in succession), spicy Asian food, tajines, paellas and Provençal dishes, white meat and dry goat's cheese.
Aging potential
1 to 3 years.
Grape varieties
Grenache Noir 60 % - Cinsault 20 % - Clairette 10 % Syrah 5 % - Picpoul 5 %
Previous rating
202190 Wine Spectator
Ripe, even vivid, in the display of cherry, pomegranate and blood orange, this distinctive rosé has the cut and tension to match. Ends with a mouthwatering edge on the tobacco-tinged finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette, Syrah and Picpoul. Drink now through 2023. 10,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
Wine Spectator
Terrisson Wines
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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