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50% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre. 13% Clairette, 12% Picpoul, 10% Syrah from Tavel, Rhone, France.
Deep, Ruby-hued Rosé. Intoxicating notes of Candied Cherries & Violets. Full-bodied, w/ juicy Blackberry & Black Cherry, w/ streaks of Charred Herb & Smoke.
ABOUT: The Domaine des Carteresses is in the Rhone Valley. Located 15km from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards is an indication of its deep local roots. Limestone and smooth pebbles. Vines: 35 years old -15 hectares - Yield : 40hl/ha
VINIFICATION: Tavel is a unique rosé produced by a type of vinification which makes it completely different from any other rosé and is more like that of a red wine with long maceration of 48 to 72 hours. After pressing, fermentation takes 10 to 15 days at low temperature (55-57°F). Storage in stainless steel vats before bottling
TASTING NOTES: "Intoxicating notes of Candied Cherries and Violets introduce this deep Ruby-hued Rosé. Full-bodied and packed with juicy Blackberry and Black Cherry flavors, it's an elegant, boldly structured wine finishing on lingering streaks of Charred Herb and Smoke. A fantastic value for a solid Tavel that should drink well year-round well through 2024."
- Anna C. Lee Iijima (92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast)
FOOD PAIRING: Enjoyable with a nourishing aperitif as well as a meal such as spicy Asian food, Tajines, Paellas and Provençal dishes, White Meat, Rich Fish, and Dry Goat's Cheese.