Tavel

Cost: $21.95
Grape Variety: 52% Grenache, 12% Syrah, Mouvèdre, 9% Clairette, 8% Cinsault, 6% Bourboulenc, 2% Picpoul
Category: Rosé wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: France
Region: Tavel, Rhone
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Château d’Aquéria
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.

A tasty, juicy & full flavoured dry Rosé that can be paired with a variety of foods

Description: Light ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features fresh cut Carnations, strawberry, watermelon, some minerality on the finish. Medium to medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Some heat coming from the 14% alcohol

Interesting Note: From Château d’Aquéria: “The harvest is completely destemmed before being put into the maceration vats for 24 to 48 hours. The grape varieties are then blended two by two, bringing great aromatic complexity to the wine in addition to their own distinctive character. After fully “bleeding” the vats (drawing off the juice), fermentation at regulated temperatures (18 to 20°C) then takes place. The different grape varieties are then all blended together and age for several months before being bottled at the estate.”

Drink now or in the next 2-3 years on its own or pair it with pepperoni, tomato and mushroom pizza

Tasted: 28 Sept 2014

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 319368

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