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 15km from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards on the edge of the village is an indication of its deep local roots. The Lirac vineyards are in the localities of Lirac, St Laurent des Arbres and Roquemaure.Limestone and smooth pebbles.
Vines : 30 years - Yield : 40 hl/ha -
Harvested by hand. Traditional vinification best for long vatting. Racked daily throughout the maceration period. Temperatures are monitored to see if refrigeration is necessary. Our red Lirac is matured in French oak barrels for 10 to 12 months depending on the quality of the harvest./nBarrel-matured for about 12 months.
Eye: Bright deep crimson shot through with mauve.
Nose: animally – ripe fruit – caramel.
Mouth: soft attack – good structure – aftertaste of liquorice – notes of toast at the end.
Perfect with casseroles, game, red meat, rib of beef, shoulder of lamb in coarse salt, unpasteurized or hard cheeses.
Terrisson Wines 195 rue Guy Arnaud 30900 Nîmes - FRANCE +33 (0)188.8.131.52.22
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