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Gabriel Meffre

Tavel

Appellation d'origine protégée

Tavel is the most reknown Rosé wine in the world and often described as the “king of rosés – rosés of the kings”.

Tavel
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2016
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After a mild and dry winter, a spring without frost and a particularly hot summer, harvesting began several days later than 2015, with picking taking place between early to late September. During the harvest, weather conditions were truly exceptional, with warm clear days,  fresh nights and some occasional light rainfall, stretching from early September all the way until the end of October. The sanitary state of the grapes throughout the region was excellent. So, this year again, the 2016 vintage is very qualitative particularly for southern appellations.

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Tavel
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

Blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault.

Terroir: 

Calcareous soils covered with red clay and pebbles.

Winemaking: 

The grapes are vinified separately between 12 and 15°C. The vinification is made partly by bleeding (saignée) with a 8-hour maceration and partly by direct pressing. After the fermentation, the wine is aged 4 months in tank before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

Deep dark pink robe. Smooth and aromatic nose with notes of red fruits (cherry and raspberry). The palate is generous yet dry and supple, supported by a fruity and slightly spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve chilled, between 10 and 12°C. It pairs nicely with prawn skewers, Basque chicken and fresh summer salads. Enjoy it now or within 3 to 4 years of age.

Saint Ferreolus was the 5th bishop of Uzès in the Gard region of France. Our Tavel cuvée, full of harmony and finesse, pays tribute to him.

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