Prieure de Montezargues Tavel Rose 2010
Rose from Tavel, Rhone, France
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
A pretty pale pink with violet glints. The nose is intense with notes of grapefruit, pear and red fruits: cherry and raspberry. A nice crisp mouth; round and full bodied, with a nice balance and a velvety feel. The finish is long with hints of peach and red fruit.
"The 2010 Rose, which ordinarily could be expected to be starting to age slightly, is actually holding on brilliantly and showing no signs of degradation. The wine is still ripe, full-bodied, very long, with lots of kirsch, strawberry, and raspberry fruit, some loamy soil undertones and a wonderfully perfumed, flowery, garrigue-based nose. It is a classic Provencal rose."
The Wine Advocate
"Superfresh, with lots of tangy cherry, cherry pit and watermelon notes and a long, stone-tinged finish. Very tasty."
"(a blend of grenache, grenache blanc, cinsault, syrah, mourvedre, carignan, clairette and bourboulenc): Dark pink. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, with notes of rhubarb and dried flowers adding complexity. Spicy and focused on the palate, offering deep red berry flavors and a note of bitter cherry. The persistent, cherry-accented finish is dry and nervy. I really like this wine's blend of power and vivacity."
International Wine Cellar
Learn About Prieure de Montezargues Map It
Near Tavel, concealed by a forest of Holm oaks and Scots pine, and protected from the Mistral by the Montagne Noire ("Black Mountain"), Montezargues Priory quietly ripens its grapes on sandy slopes that run down to Pujaut Pond.
Eight varieties flourish in the Provencal sunshine: Grenache Noir and Grenache Blanc, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Clairette and Bourboulenc.
Learn About Tavel
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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