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Tavel - Les Vignes d'Eugène

Les Vignes d'Eugène

Tavel

2018
  • Terroir

    Deep land with limestone and silt
    Sustainable production

  • Tasting

    A rich and full-bodied wine, with notes of wilted rose, blood orange or caramel, vanilla, pepper. Spicy final.
    Its length in the mouth is unusual for a rosé wine.

  • Vine stock

    Grenache 45% Clairette 30% Syrah 25%

  • Winemaking

    Plot selection of our oldest vines (80-85 years old)
    Harvest on optimum ripeness
    Grapes carefully picked and sorted
    Cold maceration during 48h
    Pressing berries out
    Blend of free-running and pressed juices
    Alcoholic fermentation on fine lees during 20 days (natural yeast)
    Malolactic fermentation for a fuller and richer wine
    For 1 third : in old oak barrels, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are done, followed by aging
    For 2 thirds : in concrete vats, alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are done, followed by aging
    Aging of 1 to 1.5 years
    Blend of the 3 thirds just before bottling
    Process performed in a temperature controlled environment (19°C)
    Taking place of the bottling at the winery to overse the quality and processing from the grapevine to the bottle

  • Service

    Between 12 to 14°C
    Aging of 5 years, and maybe more !

  • Food & Wine pairing

    Confit shoulder of lamb, Moroccan cookery, Duck, Cheeese
    A Tavel rosé wine more for winter

  • Awards

    Bettane & Desseauve : 14/20 (2016 : Un vin étonnant développant des arômes de fruits à l’eau de vie : un vrai rosé de gastronomie)
    Bettane & Desseauve : 14.5/20 (2011 : Un assemblage 40% Grenache 40% Clairette 20% Syrah, vieilli un an et demi en cuve. Le vin surprend par ses
    notes caramélisées, sa minéralité et sa texture presque tannique en bouche.)

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