Guigal Tavel Rose 2009

Rose from Tavel, Rhone, France

Item No. 108665
  • pink & rosé
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Situated across the Rhône River from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the vineyards of Tavel produce France's finest rosé wine. Grenache and Cinsault dominate the blend, with smaller amounts of Syrah and Mourvedre, and occasionally white grapes such as Clairette and Bourbolenc.

Marcel Guigal buys selectively from several estates, finishing and bottling the wine in his cellars in Ampuis. Full-bodied and dry with flavors of strawberries and wild-fruits, and a refreshing almond-bitterness in the finish, Tavel is a perfect apéritif and a superb companion to informal meals and spicy foods.

Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Consault, 10% Clairette, 5% Syrah, 5% Other Grapes

Critical Acclaim

"It is hard to say anything produced by Marcel and Philippe Guigal is under the consumer radar, but I do believe their roses are exceptional and compete with the best estate-bottled roses in southern France. If you want some tannin, more body, and even deeper flavors, check out the 2009 Tavel. It has a medium salmon color, a remarkable flavor profile, and plenty of heady raspberry and strawberry fruit. It is dry, rich, and probably capable of lasting a couple of years, although I would opt for drinking it in its first 12 months of life. "
90 Points

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The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Tavel

(tah-VEHL) Welcome to the land of Rosé. Tavel is the only AOC in France to produce only rosé wines. And these rosé wines are dry - bone dry. Tavel is situated in the Gard district to the left of the Rhone River (called Right bank of the Rhone). The wines are best drunk young and cold, and while they won't give you lots of depth and complexity, they do...

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Learn About Rose

Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...

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Winemaker's Notes Eye: Pure and deep salmon pink. Nose: Elegant floral and fruit notes. Palate: A fruity and well structured ...
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