is a southern Rhône appellation which produces rosé wines exclusively. From the heart of the Rhône Valley’s best terroirs and produced by generations of wine growers over the centuries, Tavel was the wine of kings and remains a prestigious wine, a wine for those “who consider dedication and authenticity to be the keys to drinking enjoyment”. One of the very first French “agricultural defense unions” was created in Tavel in 1902. After lengthy legal battles, the wine growers obtained a demarcation of the Tavel appellation area in 1928. In 1936, with the creation of the INAO, they immediately obtained the Tavel AOC
. Today the appellation area covers 960 hectares, restricted to the Tavel commune
Tavel is the only AOC to have deliberately chosen not to produce red and white wines, remaining true to its longstanding specialization: here the colour pink is not a passing fad, it represents an original identity.
Powerful and aromatic, many consider the wines of Tavel to be the best rosé in France. They are particularly recognizable by the crest on their bottles. The grapes used are the Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul or Carignan. No variety can exceed 60% of a wine domaine’s plantings. The reputation of the Tavel terroir is admirably represented by the wines from Château d’Aquéria, Domaine Pélaquié, Domaine Maby and Domaine de la Mordorée.
More informations on the website of the wines of Tavel