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 vineyard streches on the neighbouring villages of Tavel : Rochefort du Gard , Sauveterre and Pujaut.
Terroir : issued from clay and limestones.
Vines : 25 years old - 15 acres - yield : 45 hl per ha.
Mechanical Harvest - Harvest is destemmed. Vating for 3 weeks. Pumping-over several times during the alcoholic fermentation. Temperatures are monitored to see if refrigeration is necessary at the start of fermentation and to raise them smoothly and gradually during fermentation./n
Eye: bright lively garnet red
Nose: powerful, aromas of spices and red fruits.
Mouth: soft attack, structured and mellowed, good long finish
This wine goes perfectly with grilled red and white meat, charcuterie, tarts, fresh pasta, Lasagne or Cannelloni and cheese.
Best served at 61-65 °F.
Terrisson Wines 195 rue Guy Arnaud 30900 Nîmes - FRANCE +33 (0)188.8.131.52.22
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