2016 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel

SKU #1297587

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. 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre.

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Price: $12.99
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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/28/2017 | Send Email
This is a delicious rose that is full of life and energy. It has a deep color and is full bodied with juicy red fruit flavors but is dry and balanced. I think that it is great alone but will go will with foods like chicken and salmon.There is a lot of wine here for the price.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/28/2017 | Send Email
From an appellation that is devoted exclusively to the production of rosé wine, this is one of the classic French rosés. Made in the saignée style, this is a little heartier in flavor, lightly spicy with bright, red fruits. Great for the summer months, or for drinking on into the fall. Great pricing here as well. One of our best values in a rosé from the southern Rhone.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

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 (%): 13.5