Quite a serious, savoury nose, showing black cherry and garrigue herbs. Full-bodied, with real depth and power. Acidity and alcohol are well balanced and it has a slightly chalky texture.
Opulent and juicy, this full-bodied Tavel highlights the fleshy red plum and cherry flavors of Grenache against the peppery, herbal spice of Syrah and a flash of citrusy Clairette. Deep, dusky pink in color, it’s a concentrated, thirst-quenching rosé that will drink well into the autumn and winter months.
The 2020 Chateau d’Aqueria Tavel Rose’ is a blend of seven grapes with grenache leading at 45%. Similar to red wines, the grapes are macerated and fermented for 15 days, creating a brilliant raspberry-cherry hue, and striking cherry, strawberry and thyme aromas and flavors. A stream of acidity keeps the wine balanced, and the 14.5% alcohol reminds you that Tavel is a Rhone, not Provencal, wine.
Delicate notes of red cherry and apple blossom introduce this full-bodied but freshly concentrated expression of Tavel. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Clairette, it highlights zippy blackberry and crisp black-plum flavors against a backdrop of cassis acidity and lingering veins of graphite. This delightful dry rosé should delight red and white wine lovers alike.
Chateau d’Aqueria’s 2020 Tavel is a solid effort from one of the appellation’s most consistent and widely distributed producers. It’s medium to full-bodied in the mouth, ripe and round with ample flesh and a rich, silky feel, which easily carries the wine’s berry, peach and crushed-stone notes through a long, mouthwatering finish.