Vignobles du Soleil Rosé 2018 – Tavel
Varietal: 50% Black Grenache , 15% Cinsault, 20%Syrah/Mourvèdre/Carignans, 8% Clairette, 7%Picpoul/Bourboulenc
Color: Bright Ruby Red, with hints of topaz
Aromas: complex, combining red and white fruits
Mouth: dry and full-body, spicy – good persistence
Due to pressing this rosé can enjoyed for up to 4 years.
Vignobles du Soleil
Tavel is a rosé wine which follows a winemaking closely related to a red winemaking: with long macerations from 48 to 72 hours. After pressing, 10 to 15 days fermentation is led at low temperatures (13°-14°).
Tavel is issued from a blend of free-run juice, which carries aromas, fruits, freshness and acidity, and of first-press juice which protects structure, richness and spices.
This skillful blend gives rise to Tavel wine, «1st Rosé of France».
History of the Vignobles du Soleil started in 1926 with the construction of the cellar of Canet. In 1935 began the cooperative cellar of Saleilles is created from the cellar of an individual. It will be modernized in 1938. Unfortunately in 1944, the cellar of Canet is destroyed by the Germans but rebuild in 1947. It recieved its first harvest in 1948. After some name changes the company became known as Vignobles du Soleil in 1988.
The winery gathers more than 90 winegrowers, for a surface of 250 hectares. The average production is 11000 hectoliters.