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.

93 Points
2021 vintage
89 Points
Wine Spectator
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage was characterized by a dry winter with moderate temperatures, meaning budburst was quite early. The cold snap at the beginning of April did not severely impact the estate, and frost was not as serious as expected thanks to the proximity of the Rhône River. A rainy spring followed by a dry summer allowed berries to reach optimal maturity without any issues. Harvest began a bit later than previous years. Overall, the harvest was of good quality and normal quantity, anticipating balanced wines with good natural acidity.
Tasting Note
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.
Food Pairing
Seared tuna, grilled fish, tomato salad
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Clairette
PH: 3.43
ACIDITY: 4.35 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged on fine lees in stainless steel for 4 months
Unique Selling Points
  • A historic vineyard, Prieuré de Montézargues was originally a monastery from 1199
  • Tavel rosés are flavorful, food-friendly, and cherry pink
  • Tavel became France’s first rosé AOC in 1936
  • Certified AB Organic

About the Grape

Ripe and meaty over elegant, with rose and almond notes, Cinsault’s relatively low tannins typically relegate it to blends with other varieties, as with Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel Rosé.
Vinified carefully, Clairette produces a light, floral and fruity wine. Used in sparkling wine and in blends, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac.
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.
Grenache Blanc
This grape can produce an attractive, fleshy, generously fruity wine with a fragrance of flowers and dill.
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
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