2019 Domaine Chantepierre Tavel
Domaine Chantepierre Tavel Rosé
Cave de Tavel
The Cave des vignerons de Tavel is in the purest Provençal style.It
wasbuilt in 1937 when Tavel wines were labelled AOC. It is to date the
onlywinery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun
in1938.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
680Ha..There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of
thewinery and have their say in the investment decisions for making
wineswhich frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in
Varitels: Grenache 50 % - Syrah 20 % - Cinsault 15 % - Clairette - Bourboulenc -
Mourvedre - Old Carignan
The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon and
Vines : 20 years - 49 Acres - Yield : 44 Hl/Ha
Description: 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).
In stainless steel vats.
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.
Tasting Notes: 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.
Ageing: 1 to 3 years.
2016 90 Wine Enthusiast
2014 89 Wine Spectator
2018 91 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast