Famille Perrin Tavel - 2018

Located on the south bank of the Rhône river, in the department of the Gard, Tavel is the Grand Cru for rosé wines. It's a “gastronomic” rosé that can accompany varied dishes as it pairs nicely with meat and fish.

Story

The vintage
The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions.The wines are beautiful.
Description
Located on the right bank of the Rhône river in the department of the Gard, Tavel is classed as the Grand Cru of rosé wines.
Situation
Right bank of the Rhône river.
Terroir
Deposit of crumbly rocks and rolled pebbles. Clay and limestone soils similar to those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Process
Bleeding after 12 hours of maceration in stainless steel. Fermentation at 18°C for 30 days.
In stainless steel tanks of 100 hectolitres. Filtration and bottling in February.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache
Mourvèdre

Advice

Tasting notes
Beautiful intense pink colour with shiny reflections. On the nose, this wine reveals notes of raspberries, white flowers and spices. Aromatic and generous on the palate, it develops aromas of red fruit and fresh almonds and nice notes of white pepper on the finish.
Serving
8 to 10°C with an elaborate meal such a meaty fish and a tomato based dish.