Domaine Chantepierre Rosé
Cave de Tavel et de Lirac - Tavel
Grenache 50 % - Syrah 20 % - Cinsault 15 % - Clairette - Bourboulenc - Mourvedre - Old Carignan
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. Vines : 20 years - 49 Acres - Yield : 44 Hl/Ha
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). Ageing 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 50 % - Syrah 20 % - Cinsault 15 % - Clairette - Bourboulenc - Mourvedre - Old Carignan
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202091 Wine Enthusiast
202090 Wine Spectator
Previous rating
201991 Wine Enthusiast
201891 Wine Enthusiast
This perfumed, deep-pink rosé is a consistently well-made expression of Tavel. Whiffs of caramelized sugar, rose petal and red currant accent rich, concentrated flavors of cherry sorbet and fresh strawberries. Full bodied and fringed by delicate tea tannins, it's a refreshing but solidly built dry wine that drinks well year round.
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