Grapes of exceptional quality from a noble terroir allow Château d’Aqueria to craft a quintessential Tavel, widely appreciated as the finest wine of its appellation. Grapes are handpicked from Château d’Aqueria’s own vineyards, which span 163 acres across the sandy slopes of Tavel. The mesoclimate is ideal for cultivating Grenache and crafting crisp, fresh rosé wines. Using its cutting-edge weather station, located in the heart of the vineyards, Château d’Aqueria precisely monitors weather conditions and adjusts vineyard practices accordingly.

The grapes are hand harvested and destemmed, followed by a maceration to extract color. This is a key step in crafting these Tavel wines as this maceration extracts color, structure, and matter. The varieties are blended two by two to enhance aromatic complexity. The juice then undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats for 15 days. This wine sees no malolactic fermentation and no oak contact. A second blend takes place in December before bottling. This results in a flavorful, vibrant, and food-friendly rosé that can be enjoyed year-round.

93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2018 vintage
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a year marked by capricious weather and seasons. Although Château d’Aqueria was spared from frost damage, vigilance was required throughout the season. These efforts were rewarded with a superb vintage in both quantity and quality.
Tasting Note
The intense pink color is characteristic of a great Tavel, and shines with bright red glints. Raspberry and black currant notes share the glass with spices. The wine is balanced, combining power and elegance, and the finish is long.
Technical Data
APPELLATION: Tavel
PH: 3.44
ACIDITY: 3.21 g/l
ABV: 14.3%
AGING: Stainless Steel
Unique Selling Points
  • The standard-bearer of the Tavel region
  • A serious rosé with impact and presence on the palate
  • A Grenache-based blend of grapes typical of the southern Rhône Valley

About the Grape

Grenache
Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.
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