Domaine des Carteresses Rosé
Cave de Tavel et de Lirac - Tavel
Rosé,Tavel
Grenache - Mourvedre - Clairette - Picpoul - Syrah
history
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. The 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 680 Ha..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 guide.
Vineyard
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
Winemaking
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
Eye: deep bright "partridge eye" ruby pink wine with woodland fruit - cherry nose. Mouth: powerful and flinty on the palate with a long spicy finish. 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. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $24.00
Food pairing
Enjoyable with a nourishing aperitif as well as a meal such as spicy Asian food, tajines, paellas and Provençal dishes, white meat and dry goat's cheese.
Aging potential
Drink while young. 1 to 3 years.
Grape varieties
Grenache - Mourvedre - Clairette - Picpoul - Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202092 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
202192 Wine Enthusiast
201990 Wine Enthusiast
201990 Wine Spectator
92
2021
Intoxicating notes of candied cherries and violets introduce this deep ruby-hued rosé. Full-bodied and packed with juicy blackberry and black cherry avors, it's an elegant, boldly structured wine nishing 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 Lee C. Iijima Wine Enthusiast
Terrisson Wines
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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