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Les Vignerons de Tavel Tavel Le Chant du Soleil

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.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 the winery and have their say in the investment decisions for making wines which frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in wine guides.

Terroir: The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards is an indication of its deep local roots. White earth and sand (sandy clay and limestone soils).

Blend: 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, Mourvèdre, Ciansault and Carignan, 15% Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc.

Vines: 35 years old - 10 Ha

Vinificaton: Tavel is a unique rosé produced by a type of vinification which makes it completely different from any other rosé. After pressing, fermentation takes 10 to 15 days at low temperature (13-14°C).

Vinification and storage in stainless steel vats before bottling.

Eye: deep pink.

Nose: fruity , woodland fruit. Mouth: delicate and very fruity.It is a blend of drip juices which give it the requisite aromas, fruit, freshness and acidity, and pressing juices which preserve its richness, structure and strength.

Goes well with a meal , spicy Asian food, sushi, paellas, Provençal dishes, and dry goat's cheese.

Drinking range: While young. 1 to 3 years.

Last edited on 6/6/2019 by lvjohn

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