Brotte 'Les Églantiers" Tavel 2021

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Brotte 'Les Églantiers" Tavel 2021

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Tavel

2021

Grenache & Syrah

Region: Southern Rhône 

ESTATE HISTORY

"Les Eglantiers": A tribute to these rose trees of the Mediterranean region, with colours recalling that of the wine.
Tavel was named 'the King of rosés' by Balzac. Only white and red wine may be made in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, while in Tavel, only rosé.

TERROIR

The vineyard in Tavel is located on the right bank of the Rhône on a plateau at the south-west of Orange. The appellation can be divided into three different terroirs: sand and clay in the south-east; alluvial terraces and pebbles in the northwest and limestone to the west. These warm soils (stones reflect the sun) and the very windy Mediterranean climate make this rosé wine powerful, fleshy, structured and ample.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are partly hand-harvested to avoid oxidation. Direct pneumatic pressing after a cold maceration on skins for 12 - 24 hours to extract tannins and colour. Racking of the must during 36h followed by alcoholic fermentation in temperature regulated stainless steel vats for 8 to 10 days at 18 - 20°C. No malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness of the wine. The wine is matured on fine lees. The bottling takes place in March of the year following the harvest.

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS

"Elegance and Intense flavours"
Colour: Beautiful vivid pink with bright glints.
Nose: Reminiscent of small red fruits (red cherry, strawberry) with nuances of white-fleshed stone fruits (white peach, nectarine).
Palate: Revealing fresh fruit flavours of wild strawberry, this rosé has gentle acidity showing a smooth elegance and intensity with a plump finish.

Serve as an aperitif or enjoy with cold fish starters, seafood pasta, herb sausages, chicken and pomegranate salad, sheep cheeses or fresh slices of melon. Serve at 13 °C.