Pélaquié Tavel Rive Droit – Sustainable with organic practices
Domaine Pélaquié is a family-run estate with a long history; the estate has been passed down for generations, cultivating the same land all the way back to the 16th century! The current son in charge, Luc Pélaquié, has modernized the winery, all the while protecting the traditions of his ancestors. He practices sustainable viticulture, certified by HVE, on his 250 acres of vines located in the Côtes-du-Rhône, Laudun, Tavel, and Lirac.
Domaine Pélaquié makes this lovely Tavel rosé from young vines of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. The wine shows a deep pink color with lush aromas of tart cherry, raspberry, and red currant with violet, citrus peel, and spice. The palate is deep and ripe but nicely balanced with bright acidity, showing black cherry, ripe raspberry, brown spice, citrus, and mineral flavors, with a nice supple finish.
Tavel is the “first rosé of France” and of the Côtes-du-Rhône, famous since the 10th century. Tavel wines were present on the Pope’s table when the papacy was located in Avignon in the 14th century.
Made in the saignée method. Hand-harvested and destemmed, then macerated for a few hours before being pressed. Smooth, generous, and fruity, with an amber-shaded color of incredible intensity, it shows hints of topaz-colored reflections on aging.
60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre. Grape varieties are hand-picked. Before pressing the grapes are stalked and put in tank for few hours of maceration. The free-run juice and the press juice are blended before the alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks at 65°F for 20 days
Limpid and intense color with brilliant reflections. The bouquet is complex and floral; it is rich in mouthfeel and offers a long fruity finish. It is perfect with grilled fish and vegetables.