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Alain Jaume Tavel Rose Le Cretace
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Tavel AOC   

Rosé de saignée (bleed technique) with a vibrant ruby color, complex and elegant, notes of crushed strawberries and rose petals.

Tavel Le Cretace Rose gives up vibrant wild strawberry, watermelon, crushed flowers and hints of spice to go with a medium-bodied, layered and seamless profile on the palate. A classic rose from this appellation, enjoy this beauty with food over the coming year or two.

Specifications
Appellation
Tavel AOC
Varietal(s)
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre
Soil type
sandy and clay with pebbles
Vinification
Stainless steel tank.
Bled rosé, 100% destermming, cold maceration during 24h., no malolactic, fermentation at 18°C.
Production
250 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Roasted and/or spicy Turkey, sushi, seafood and grilled fish, Asian food.

Reviews and News

2018 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

2018 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The most interesting rosé from Jaume is the company's 2018 Tavel Le Crétacé, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% each Cinsault and Mourvèdre, sourced from a single supplier. Berry-scented, floral and fun, it's medium to full-bodied, even a bit creamy on the palate, then fresh, zesty and spicy on the long finish, Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 91 pts

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 92 PTS - IWR

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 92 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Star bright light red. This rosé shows better balance than many Tavel wines. It offers fresh red cherries and berries on the nose and beautiful, pure fruit on the palate with firm acidity. The finish is long, rich and dry. Moderate alcohol and a super food wine. Made saignée style. 13.5 alc"

- International Wine Review (May 2019), 92 pts

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2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The medium to full-bodied 2017 Tavel Le Crétacé is a plump, dark hued rosé, as required by the appellation. Berries and melon aromas and flavors mingle easily, while the finish picks a distinctly chalky sensation. It should drink well through the end of 2019. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 91 pts

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Bold, ripe and juicy, this deeply hued rosé offers concentrated raspberry and red-cherry flavors accented by spice, toast and nut. It's luscious in mouthfeel, rimmed by a delicate whisper of tannins. A spicy, structured rosé, it would pair well with cold-weather fare and has enough staying power to last through the fall of 2019. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2018), 90 pts

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2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - JD

2017 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Tavel Le Cretace is another winner from this estate. Dried strawberries, cherries, dried herbs, and floral notes all give way to a fresh, focused, vibrant rose that’s well worth the going price. This cuvée is 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, brought up in tank. Drink it any time over the coming year."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 92 PTS & Editors' Choice - WE

2016 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 92 PTS & Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Like most Tavels, this is a dark rosé, almost a light red rather than pink. It's full bodied and ripe without being overdone, boasting seductive notes of crushed stone, dried spices, dried flowers and red berries that finish with a mouthwatering squirt of lime juice. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2017), 92 pts & Editors' Choice

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2016 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - JD

2016 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"I loved the 2016 Tavel Le Crétacé, and this Grenache dominated beauty offers a big, ripe, even a touch reductive nose of black cherries, mineral water and wild strawberries. Elegant, yet rich and textured, it’s a terrific Rosé well worth drinking over the coming year or so. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 91 pts

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2015 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - IWR

2015 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Medium pink. Intensely aromatic with scents of pomegranate and berries, this is an elegant, flavorful wine with a velvet texture, fine flavors, and a richly extracted finish. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre."

-i-winereview.com (July 2016), 90 pts

2015 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 89 PTS - WA

2015 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"From one of my favorite producers in Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2015 Tavel Le Cretace (60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) is a rock-solid Tavel that reveals textbook notes of strawberries, garrigue and ripe black cherries. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and always fresh and lively, it's a food-friendly effort to enjoy over the coming year. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 89 pts

2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WE

2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"In its weight and richness allied to scents of garrigue and sun-warmed stones, this speaks of its Tavel terroir. The berry fruit is subdued, with spice, weight and warmth carrying the wine to a long finish."

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2015), 90 pts

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2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"Made from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, the 2014 Tavel le Cretace Rose is a beautiful Tavel that offers lots of strawberry and raspberry fruits, flowers and rose petal notes to go with a layered, rounded and textured style on the palate. This is a classic Tavel that will drink nicely for 1-2 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 2015), 90 pts

2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 89+ PTS - IWR

2014 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 89+ PTS - IWR

iwinereview"The Le Cretace offers rich strawberry and red cherry flavors with a hint of minerals. It is beautifully balanced and tart on the mid-palate with good acidity, freshness and a long finish. - Don Winkler"

- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 89+ pts

2013 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

2013 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"A superb Tavel, the 2013 Tavel Le Cretace Rose gives up vibrant wild strawberry, watermelon, crushed flowers and hints of spice to go with a medium-bodied, layered and seamless profile on the palate. A classic rose from this appellation, enjoy this beauty with food over the coming year or two. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (May 2014), 91 pts

Producer Information: Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )

In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional terroir surrounding the castle, Pope Jean XXII planted the ...
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