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Tavel

Classified as Cru (Top Appellation) exclusively for Rosé in the southern section of the Rhone, He has a long tradition, as 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 the Rose Wines". The vineyards cover nearly 1,000 hectares of vineyards on the right bank of the Rhône River in the municipality of Tavel, as well as in some parcels of the municipality of Roquemaure in the Département Gard, For the always dry rosé with a maximum of 13.5% vol alcohol content are the red wines 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%. One of the best in the world of this type of wine, rosé wine has an oily-spicy flavor. 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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