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Tavel Rosé (France)

The Tavel AOC is known to produce a very dry Rosé with more body and stucture than the Provence AOC.

Typical Flavors


Cerry
Red Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Peach
Peach

Nectarine
Nectarine
Almonds
Almonds
Spices
Spices

Red Cherry, Strawberry, Peach, and Nectarine are typical Tavel Rosé flavors.

Hints of Almonds and Spices.

Profile

Tavel Rosés are dry, bodied and fruit driven with natural high acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Pizza
Pizza
Tapas
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Seafood
Seafood

Paella
Pasta
Spicy Asian
Spicy
Tacos
Tex-Mex
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Tavel Rosé has a well-balanced acidity, making it very versatile for food pairing.

It loves BBQ, Pasta and Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Pasta. Risotto. Cous Cous.
Tapenade. Bruschetta. Olive Oil.
Anchovy. Garlic. Safran. Herbs.
Grilled or Roasted Fish. Seafood. Paella. Fishcakes.
Tacos. Fajitas. Wrap. Quiche.
Cold Cuts. Charcuterie. Sausages.
Roasted Chicken. Turkey. Ham. Lamb. Veal.
BBQ. Grilled Pork. Hamburger.

Best Match Cuisine:
Mediterranean. Spicy Asian. Thai.
Mexican. Tex Mex. Moroccan. Indian Curry.

Cheese:
Goat. Sheep.
Medium Aged Cow Cheese.

French Specialities

Salad Niçoise.
Salad from Nice, with Tomatoes, Eggs, Olives, Tuna, and Olive Oil.

Quiche Lorraine.
Tart filled with Cheese, Meat, Bacon, and Vegetables.

Bouillabaisse.
Provençal fish stew with Fish, Herbs, and Spices.

Ratatouille.
Provençal stewed Vegetables.

Tavel AOC

Tavel wines are only available in Rosé. The Tavel AOC is the only appellation in the Rhône Valley to produce nothing but Rosé.

Tavel Rosé can only be made from fields in Tavel commune - and a few parcels in Roquemaure.

Allowed grape varieties:

Grenache (up to 60%), Cinsault (min. 15%), Syrah, Mourvedre, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Carignan (max. 10%) and Calitor (very rare).

No grape varietiy must count for more than 60% of the content.

Alcohol: Minumum 11%.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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