2010 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel

SKU #1072460

Rejoice Tavel! In a time when very high quality rosés line our shelves, when pink wines from Spain, the U.S., South Africa, Italy and all over the land of France are finally getting some much deserved attention in the press and from our customers, we must give Tavel its special due. This is the original rosé appellation. In fact, so good is the fabled rosé from Tavel, that by law no other sort of wine can call itself Tavel! Layers of wild strawberries collide with a spicy note, a dash of citrusy acidity and so much fruit and flower aroma, it is almost too much. But then, when paired with foods of the region--fish soups, black olives, rosemary scented meats and poultry, anything combining eggplant and tomatoes...well, it is not too much at all. No, it is darn near perfect. According to the Wine Spectator: "Well-focused, with winey red currant and mulled strawberry notes and a long, taut, mineral-framed finish that stretches out nicely. Drink now." (07/11) 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre. 14%abv.

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By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/23/2011  | Send Email
Tavel is one of the world’s great rosé wines. It comes from the Rhône Valley of France from the sole appellation devoted exclusively to the production of rosé. Tavel is a blend of several grapes, principally Grenache and Cinsault, though Syrah and Mourvèdre may be included as well. Tavel is deeply colored and often more robustly flavored than other rosés. Tavel is made using the saignée method, which allows for extended skin contact with the grapes in order to extract more color and flavor before the young wine is "bled" off to make a rosé. The 2010 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel at $13.99 is our best price on this unique wine. It is composed of 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre. It is quite crisp and dry, with lovely, tart red fruits. Excellent on its own but best paired with everything from summer salads to heartier fare.

By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/19/2011  | Send Email
Your Perfect summertime rose! Loaded with great minerality, bright red berry fruit, and zippy acidity! Literally the best deal in Tavel Rose I have ever seen! Buy buy the case for any day or night time sipping!

By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/14/2011  | Send Email
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Serious rose from the appellation that only does rose! The fruit here is dark and rich, perfect for casual summer sipping or for exploring why Tavel roses are considered among the world's finest.
Top Value! Drink from 2011 to 2013

 By: GZ |  Review Date: 10/8/2011 
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A delicious rose with a raspberry aroma and subtle vanilla flavor tempered by brisk acidity. Flavors are not quite as complex as those of the 2010 Les Vignerons de Fontes Prieure Saint-Hippolyte Languedoc Rose (https://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1071842), but this is a thoroughly enjoyable wine nonetheless. A definite repeat buy!

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14