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.

90 Points
Wine Spectator
2018 vintage
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
In 2018 climatic conditions have ensured a rather good qualitative production level if not quantitative. In January we had significant rainfalls after a very long 2017 of drought. Spring was atypical with mild temperatures and a lot of rain. As a result, the disease pressure was particularly strong (mildew). In Prieuré de Montézargues we suffered from a significant crop loss especially for Grenache grapes. Despite everything, white and rosé wines from Southern Rhône are very aromatic with even more fruity character than usual.
Tasting Note
This vivid pink Tavel is extremely aromatic. The nose is complex with blood oranges and graphites notes enhanced with raspberry and peach character. The palate is juicy, with a chalky-mineral acidity and a bright and energetic finish.
Food Pairing
To enjoy with stuffed zucchinis, Greek or Asian cuisine.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Grenache Noir & Blanc, 30% Syrah, 10% Clairette / Bourboulenc, 10% Cinsault / Mourvèdre
APPELLATION: Tavel
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 4.30 g/l
ABV: 13%
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

Cinsaut
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.
Clairette
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
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
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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