The 21 different plots of the appellation Tavel grow on many different kind of soil, each one bringing its particularity to the final wine.
The blend of theses plots create a melodious and unique Tavel. So, the winemaker chose his grape variety in terms of the soil, keeping in minds that some soil matches really well with some grape variety and vice versa. This is one of the hardest choices as a winemaker.
At the Domaine LAFOND, for example, we like to grow some Syrah on clay and limestone soil, because the matching is wonderful.
The vineyard of Tavel has mainly two kind of soil, from the blending of those two is born the famous rosé wine, Tavel. Unique by its color, melodious by its taste.