50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan, 15% Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc.
Tavel is in the Rhone Valley 15km from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards on the edge of the village is an indication of its deep local roots. Tavel is a unique rosé produced by a type of vinification which makes it completely different from any other rosé and is more like that of a red wine. The Cuvee Royale is a deep dense pink- with explicit aromas of strawberry and cherry. In the mouth it is velvety and spicy with a great fullness and delicacy. It is a blend of drip juices which give it the requisite aromas, fruit, freshness and acidity, and pressing juices which preserve its richness, structure and strength. Pair this with a meal, especially duck à l'orange, spicy Asian food, sushi, almond tajine, paellas, Provençal dishes, white meats and dry goat's cheese. Drink while young: 1 to 3 years.
90 Points ~ Wine Enthusiast
92 Points ~ Wine Advisory Board