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SRP of $18 and available for as low as $14. Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Dry and fresh, it is the ideal Tavel for our taste, balancing the bold, stony flavors of the southern Rhône with a certain Provençal graciousness.
‘Good wine is a necessity of life for me.’ — Thomas Jefferson
The Tavel region in the southern Rhone is devoted exclusively to producing rosé wines, and what wines they are. The area lies just to the north west of Avignon and combines a hot dry climate (which means ripe grapes) with stony well drained, soils (which means strong root systems). The wines produced here are known for their slightly darker color than many other rosés, which comes from longer contact with the grape skins during fermentation.
The 2013 Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé begins with an excellent aroma of strawberry, red cherry, a touch of rhubarb, a hint of sea salt and flowers. The wine tastes fresh, spicy, tangy and absolutely delicious. Dry and loaded with tart berry and citrus flavors, this rosé has an excellent full texture with wonderfully integrated spice and herb notes. Lovely mineral and sea salt notes become more prominent on the finish and linger nicely. If you want to get beyond the basic Pinot Noir pairing this turkey day, this is a perfect wine to complement all those varied flavors at your Thanksgiving table.
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