As early as 1199, Prieuré de Montézargues was a fully functioning monastery. The property covers 84 acres sheltered from the Mistral winds by the Montagne Noire mountain range. The original stone monastery buildings blend seamlessly into the landscape forming a micro-terroir and the unique personality of the Montézargues estate vineyards.

91 Points
Ken's Wine
2017 vintage
90 Points
Wine Spectator
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
Despite a very cold month of January, the coldest of the last five years, thanks to a higher temperatures early February, late March, as in 2014, the future vintage seems to be early. 2017v is the second warmest vintage of the last 20 years, after 2003 but before 2015 and 2009. Rainfalls in July, August and September is only 17 mm. Exceptionally healthy, the 2017 harvest started in the first days of September. Due to a lack of grapes, some vintners sometimes ended very quickly. 2017 vintage, the smallest harvest of the last forty years.
Tasting Note
This rosé wine is bright with a fuchsia pink color. A rich fruity nose showing nice little red berries notes (raspberry and strawberry) . Fresh and balanced on the palate, rounded, then offering a deep finish with grapefruit notes. A Tavel rosé that is extremely pleasant, refreshing, and can be enjoyed on every occasion.
Food Pairing
Stuffed tomatoe, rack of lamb, summer vegetables, fresh goat cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 60% Grenaches blancs et noirs, 20% Syrah, 10% Clairette/Bourboulenc, 10% Cinsault
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 4.48 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
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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