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Corne Loup Tavel Rose
Domaine Corne Loup
France - Rhone Valley - Tavel AOC   

Elegant, refreshing, food-friendly and versatile, this Tavel offers mouth-watering aromas of strawberry and berry pie.

Corne Loup Tavel represents the pinnacle of the rose pyramid quality wise that can be achieved in the Southern Rhone. The town of Tavel has been famous for its rose wine since the time of the Popes in Avignon (1300's). Tavel is about 2,300 acres in size and produces about 500,000 cases yearly of 9 liter cases, plus can age for 2-3 years, unlike many other roses. Produced from a blend of  Grenache, Cinsualt, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan, the wine comes from a famous sub-parcel called the Plateau de Vallongue between Tavel and Lirac AOC's.

The 20 hectare-vineyards are located in the hamlets of Oliver, Campet, Vestides and Vallongue. The Tavel from this producer is a blend of all 3 soils types you can find in the AOC:

  • Vestides is located West of the village of Tavel. The terroir is made of flat white stones.
  • Vallongue is located Northeast of the Village of Tavel. The terroir is similar to Chateauneuf du Pape, with a lot of pebble stones. (Galets Roules).
  • Olivet is located South-East of the village of Tavel. The terroir is made of sandy soils and some stones.
Specifications
Appellation
Tavel AOC
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
65% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% mix of Mourvedre, Clairette & Carignan (2018) / 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 15% mix of Mourvèdre, Clairette & Carignan (2019)
Age of vines
20 years
Soil type
Blend of flat stones, pebbles & sandy stony soil
Pairings

Dry and lively, it is an ideal wine for barbecues as it makes a wonderful sipper that's also capable of matching with a wide variety of summer foods, including grilled chicken, seafood and summer salads.

Reviews and News

2019 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 91 PTS - IWR

2019 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 91 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"With an effusive bouquet of fresh strawberry syrup, the 2019 Corne-Loup Rosé shows excellent freshness and refinement on the palate. Red cherry and berry flavors are enhanced by a notable mineral note. A superb Tavel! A blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre, Clairette and Carignan from 20-year-old vines grown on pebbly, sandy soil in the Plateau de Vallongue sub-region. 14.1% alc."

- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 91 pts

2019 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - JD

2019 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Always rock solid, the 2019 Tavel is another impressive effort from this estate. Offering lots of upfront candied cherry and watermelon notes as well as a kiss of kirsch, it’s medium-bodied, has outstanding balance, good acidity, and a crisp, dry finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It drops off slightly on the finish, but it’s nevertheless certainly delicious."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 89 pts

2018 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - IWR

2018 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Traditional Tavel made of 65% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, Clairette and Carignan. Fruit forward and easy drinking with good flavor intensity showing ripe red berries with spice and interesting floral notes. Finishes dry with very good persistence. Good value. 14% alc"
- International Wine Review (May 2019),90 pts

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2018 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - TASTINGS

2018 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - TASTINGS

tastings 2019 silver"Light Siam color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cherry and watermelon, summer berry melange, and cocoa powder with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yetfruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of strawberry-raspberry granita and iced tea with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. An unabashedly fruity rose with crispy fruit tannins and wide appeal; a little something for everyone."
- Tastings, 2019 World Wine Championships, 89 pts, SILVER MEDAL , "Higly Recommended"

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2017 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - WA

2017 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"Crushed stone, watermelon, strawberry and hints of peach show up on the nose of the 2017 Tavel. This is medium-bodied, stony and dry, with a plump mouthfeel and silky feel on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 90 pts

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2017 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - JD

2017 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Tavel reveals a classic Tavel with a deeper ruby color as well as ripe notes of strawberries, raspberries, and flowers. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, with lots of fruit but also good elegance, it’s a classic Tavel to drink over the coming year."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 92 PTS and Editors' Choice - WE

2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 92 PTS and Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Round and harmonious on the palate, this wine is a terrific value. Floral notes mark the nose, backed up by raspberry and strawberry fruit, while an undercurrent of crushed stone provides depth and backbone. the finish is berry-filled, but balanced and savory. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2017), 92pts and Editors' Choice

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2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 92 PTS - WA

2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"Now that Domaine Corne-Loup's 2016 Tavel is just about a year old, it's showing more spice and less flowers than when I first tasted it, but it still remains a benchmark for the appellation. It's full-bodied, ripe and rich and loaded with raspberry fruit but with enough clove and allspice to bring even jaded palates back for multiple sips. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 2017), 92 pts

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2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 91 PTS - JD

2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"This estate always makes a terrific Rosé and the 2016 Tavel is no exception. Sporting a classic Tavel deeper raspberry color, it offers terrific notes of black cherries, framboise and flowers in a medium-bodied, nicely textured, yet still fresh and vibrant style. I’d call it a food Rosé, but it has the purity and freshness drink nicely on its own as well. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 91 pts

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2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - ** - WP

2016 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - ** - WP

wplogo"This is textbook Tavel: bright red color with vibrant flavors of strawberries, rosemary and thyme. Lots of fun on a warm day on the patio, or with garlicky or spicy foods. The 2016 is just entering the market and should have wider availability in the coming weeks. - David McIntyre"
- The Washington Post (5 wines to try this week, March 11th 2017)

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2015 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - WA

2015 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"An outstanding effort that gives up complex notes of lavender, Provencal garrigue, flowers and light red fruits, the 2015 Rose from Domaine Corne Loup is medium-bodied, textured and layered, yet always stays fresh and lively. It's well worth buying and will be a perfect meal starter over the coming 6-12 months. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 90 pts

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2013 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 88 PTS - WA

2013 Corne Loup Tavel Rose - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"The 2013 Tavel (the village known for France's most famous rosés) is composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Cinsault and the rest Syrah, Mourvèdre, Clairette and Carignan. This solidly made effort possesses more body than most 2013s as well as lots of strawberry, watermelon and kirsch notes, medium body, and a richly fruity finish. Drink it over the next year. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Corne Loup

In 1966, the Lafond family purchased 3 hectares in Tavel. They initially sold the production to a cooperative, but soon began selling wine under their own label. Today, Jacques Lafond ...
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