A historic vineyard, the Prieuré de Montézargues was originally a monastery dating from 1199. The property covers 84 acres and is sheltered from the Mistral wind by the Montagne Noire mountain range. The original stone priory buildings blend seamlessly into the landscape, forming a micro-terroir and the unique personality of the Montézargues estate wines. This micro-terroir is composed of sandy soils coved by a layer of ‘galets’ – large, round, well-worn stones that were carried down from the Alps by glaciers during the last ice age. Grapes are hand-harvested early in the morning and carefully sorted. The grapes undergo direct pressing in a pneumatic press for three hours. After fermentation at a low temperature, the wine is blended and aged on fine lees for four months in stainless steel vats.
A bright cherry pink, this Tavel rosé shows aromas of ripe strawberries and blood orange. On the palate, this complex and balanced wine has notes of anise, grapefruit and pomelo with a mineral streak. It has good length.