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Tavel

Area classified as Cru (top appellation) exclusively for Rosé in the southern section of the Rhone, It has a long tradition because the French kings Philip the Beautiful (1268-1314) and Louis XIV (1638-1715), the Popes of Avignon, as well as the writers Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) and Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914) were lovers of this "king of rose wines". The vineyards cover almost 1,000 hectares of vineyards on the right bank of the Rhône in the municipality of Tavel, as well as in some plots of the municipality of Roquemaure in the department Gard, The red wine varieties are for the always dry rosé with a maximum alcohol content of 13.5% vol calitor, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and Syrah, as well as the white wine varieties Bourboulenc. Clairette and Piquepoul Blanc authorized. Carignan may be used with a maximum of 10%, all others up to a maximum of 60%. The rosé wine, which is one of the best in the world for this type of wine, is characterized by an oily and spicy taste. Well-known producers are Château d'Aquéria, Domaine Corne-Loup, Domaine la Forcadière, Domaine la Genestrière, Guigal, Domaine Lafond, Domaine Maby, Domaine de la Mordorée, Prieure de Montézargues, Château de Trinquevedel, Le Vieux Moulin de Tavel.

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