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Rhône :: France
The Lavau family has been involved in winemaking for several generations and settled in the Rhone Valley in 1964. Today, brothers Frederic and Benoit Lavau are rapidly building a reputation for excellent, value-oriented and critically acclaimed wines which embody their savoir-faire and respect of terroir.
Grenache 50%, Cinsault 45%, Syrah 5%
The vines producing our Tavel are 30 years old on average and have an approximate yield of 35 hl/ha. The parcels are located on soils of
sand, marly-limestone and pebbles. Harvesting is carried out at night to keep the grapes as cool as possible during transport.
The grapes are immediately pressed and transferred into stainless steel vats regulated between 14 and 16°C, in order to undergo a slow, progressive fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is prevented and bottling is carried out at the end of the year after the three grape varieties are blended together.
Aromas of strawberry jam, roses and crushed raspberries.
Refreshing on the palate with a stream of minerality.
Best served at a temperature of 10°C, as an aperitif or paired with grilled meat or Asian cuisine.