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. The varieties are blended two by two to enhance aromatic complexity. This is a key step in crafting these Tavel wines as this maceration extracts color, structure, and matter. The grapes are then pressed before the fermentation undergoing temperature-controlled maceration and 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
2021 vintage
93 Points
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2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage was impacted by difficult climatic conditions. There was hail in June followed by four months of drought conditions. This resulted in a smaller volume of grapes than usual but with exceptional quality. The wine is very well-balanced and rich in flavors.
Tasting Note
The intense pink color is characteristic of a great Tavel and shines with bright red glints. Aromas of raspberry and strawberry share the glass with peppery notes. The wine is balanced and flavorful, and the finish is long with caramel notes. It is a gastronomic rosé that pairs with every part of the meal from aperitif through dessert.
Food Pairing
Pair with barbeque, red meat, dessert, or fruit.
Technical Data
GRAPES: Grenache (50%), Syrah (25%), Clairette (15%), Cinsault (10%)
APPELLATION: Tavel
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 2.85 g/l
ABV: 14%
Unique Selling Points
  • The quintessential Tavel rosé – Tavel became France’s first rosé AOC in 1936
  • Established in 1595
  • Awarded the French High Environmental Value Certification since 2014
  • A flavorful, vibrant, and food-friendly rosé to be enjoyed year-round

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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