Beautiful ripe cherry and red berry aromas with floral scents. Good concentration on the palate, flavorful and perfectly balanced. Good acidity and mineral backbone make it a great match with Provençal or Asian cuisine, grilled meat, fresh fruit salads.
|Vintage:||2018||Grape Varietals:||50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah|
Vineyard Pure silica, white lauzes, sand, clay, pebble, stones Area: 9 hectares Age of Vines: 60 Years Yield: 38 Hl / Ha Production: 350 Hl Wine Making By hand and 100% destemmed Traditional vinification "vin de saignée" (Wine bleeding). Maceration overnight in cement tank. Fermentation takes place at low temperatures at Chateau de Ségriès
Provencal and Asian cuisine, Spicy dishes, Meats, Barbecues, Strawberry Salad
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE226052GRS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00112 5||1 07 84585 00112 2||$24.99|
|F0CC226053GRS||1.5L||3||Glass||7 84585 02052 2||1 07 84585 02052 9||$72.99|
"This is a deeply concentrated rosé, both in color and palate, suggesting sun-kissed watermelon, raspberry and red-cherry flavors. It's full bodied and intensely fruity but refreshingly dry and mineral on the palate too. It's a bold wine framed by fine, firm tannins and a long finish to enjoy now through 2023. - Anna Lee C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 2019), 91 pts - Editors' Choice
"Pristine watermelon, strawberry and cherry flavors burst from nose and palate of this plush, juicy rosé. While dry in style and briskly composed, it's a buoyant, concentrated sip with hints of spice, caramelized sugar and dried herb that linger on the finish. It's vivid pink in hue and quite exuberant. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 92 pts - "TOP 100 WINES OF 2018" - #58
"The 2017 Tavel from this terrific estate is a winner. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 10% each of Clairette and Syrah, it has classic cherry and strawberry fruits as well as subtle floral notes, and it’s medium-bodied, rich, and textured on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity. As with all classic Tavel, it’s geared for the dinner table and will keep for a year or two."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 91 pts
"This Rosé displays aromas of red cherry with a purity that runs through the wine. Soft and full with moderate acidity, it has generous fruit and a touch of earthiness. There's a perfumed character to the palate also. Very Tavel like in character. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah done saignée style from 60 year old vines. 14.5% alc."
- i-winereview.com ((The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 91 pts
"Don’t overlook the 2016 Tavel from this estate. It’s a fruit-driven version but a luscious one, filled with hints of melon, peach, cherry and berry. It’s medium to full-bodied, turning dry and stony on the finish. Like most Tavels, it may be even better in the second year after the vintage. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2017), 91 pts
"Vivid orange-pink. Potent cherry and raspberry scents, along with suggestions of blood orange, peach pit and fresh flowers. Sappy and nicely concentrated, offering spice-accented red berry and citrus fruit flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Shows very good focus and lift on a chewy, clinging finish that echoes the orange and floral notes."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 90 pts
"This rosé is mouthfilling and round, with ample melon and berry fruit, a sprinkling of dried spices and minimal herb notes. It actually drinks almost like a red wine for its weight and berry-scented richness, but remains refreshing on the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2016), 93 pts - Editors'Choice
"A rich, supple, downright sexy effort, the 2015 Tavel from Chateau de Segries gives up lots of ripe cherry, framboise and floral notes in its medium-bodied, nicely textured personality. This is a big, rich Rosé that will do best with food. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 91 pts
"Showing fresh, bright aromas of red cherry and sun-ripened red berries with floral accents, this is a very well balanced and flavorful wine with very good flavor concentration. Simply delicious. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, and 10% Syrah. Made the saignée method from the fruit of 60 year old vines. Highly recommended!"
- i-winereview.com (July 2016), 91 pts
"Here’s a richer, riper Tavel, sappy and just a tad sweet — not from residual sugar in the wine but from the ripe vintage. This one may appeal more to those with a sweet tooth. - David McIntyre"
- Washington Post (July 13th 2016), **1/2 (Excellent)
"A terrific southern Rhone estate, Chateau de Segries 2014 Tavel is a perinneal value that always delivers. Made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Clairette, it's lively and fresh, with classic Tavel notes of raspberries, wild strawberries, citrus blossom and touch of minerality on the nose. Medium-bodied, balanced, beautifully focused and clean, it's a classic Tavel that's worth a multi-bottle purchase."
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 2015), 90 pts
"Firm and dense, this lives up to Tavel's reputation for lusty, full-bodied rosés. From 60-year-old vines in limestone-rich soils -- Mostly grenache with some cinsault, clairette and syrah, all vinified in cement tanks -- it carries old-vine intensity in its spiced cherry flavors. Meaty and rich, it's a hearty, sophisticated rosé for grilled fresh sardines."
- The Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2015), 90 pts - Best Buy
"(50% grenache, 30% cinsault, 15% clairette, 5% syrah.) Pale salmon-copper hue; strawberries and raspberries with notes of dried currants and peach and a hint of the dry, dusty herbal-grassy character the French call garrigue; dry and stony but tasty with red fruit flavors; lovely rosé but displaying a serious mineral edge. Excellent."
- Fredric Koeppel's Bigger than Your Head (October 10th 2014), Excellent
"A fine example of what Tavel can be, this is a full-bodied, luscious rosé with a bit of sturdiness to its structure. Cherry and peach notes fade into hints of fresh herb and cocoa on the long, harmonious finish. Drink now and through the summer of 2014. — J.C."
Wine Enthusiast (December 31st 2013), 90 pts + Editor's Choice
"As always, their Tavel Rose is a winner. The 2012, a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Clairette and 5% Syrah, is a delightful, fragrant, medium-bodied, dry rose displaying lots of garrigue, pepper and white currant notes intermixed with kirsch and raspberry fruit. Drink this complex rose over the next several years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY
"Dark pink rose. This wine has lovely balance, distinct minerality, and a pleasant tartness. It evokes cherry skins, rose petals, and red berries. a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, and 5% Syrah made saignée style. Alc°."
International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Review / April 2013), 90+ pts