La Gravinière - OAC Tavel rosé
A bed of flat pebbles on the right bank of the Rhône, a valley of limestone slate surrounded by wooded hillsides, sandy and chalky gravel spread on gently sloping terraces: the very varied terroirs of Tavel, combined with a hot and sunny climate, produce wines that are complex, yet harmonious in style.
A subtle blending mingles the power and the roundness of the Grenache grape with the aromatic richness of Syrah and Cinsault for an unsual depth of aromas.
The wine-making process starts with a short period in vat before pressing to give this rosé its delicate pink colour. The elegant balance and fresh exuberance of this wine are accentuated by a fermentation at controlled temperature (16-17°C).
A raspberry robe with an amber hue reveals fragrant floral and fruity scents on the nose, soon followed by richer, mellower aromas of stewed fruits seasoned with spices. This exceptional rosé wine beautifully balances elegance, fruit and freshness on the palate.
From its second year it will match well with typical southern French dishes such as olive purée (“tapenade”), ratatouille and anchovy paté, in addition to exotic cuisine, white meat or shellfish. Serve chilled (10°C).