This week we are featuring some of our delicious roses from the Rhone Valley AOC of Tavel.
"Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. is offering a diverse selection of dry and sparkling rosés this year, including a bevy of delicious Tavel rosés: six different bottlings from four different producers. Tavel, along with Bandol rosé, is generally considered the top rosé wine in France. In fact, many in the French wine trade give the edge to Tavel, since the wine can age 2-3 years and even improve slightly in quality.
Tavel sits on the western side of the Rhone river and measures 933 hectares (2,304.51 acres) in size. The yield is small at 42 hectoliters per hectare, so the maximum production in a good year (such as 2014) is 435,400 9-liter cases. Also notable for Tavel, these rosés have a minimum alcohol level of 11% and maximum level of 13.5%.
The estates that we work with have choice plots on the plateau of Vallongue, where the soil is quartz with round pebbles. New since 2013 is the Tavel Les Vestides from Domaine de la Mordoree, planted in the Vallongue on limestone rock.
Kysela is anxious to present this superb selection of Tavel rosés in 2014."
-Fran Kysela, MS
Kysela's Tavel rose selections for 2015 are from some of our top French producers: Domaine de la Mordoree, Chateau de Segries, Alain Jaume/Domaine Grand Veneur and Domaine Corne Loup:
Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse
Mordoree Tavel Rose La Reine de Bois
Mordoree Tavel Rose Les Vestides
Segries Tavel Rose
Alain Jaume Tavel Rose Les Cretace
Corne Loup Tavel Rose
All of these roses are expertly made; great with food or on their own. Try some today!
To see our full rose selection for 2015, click here