Bright, vibrant, ripe raspberry flavors brim from this brilliant coral wine, which marries succulent fruit intensity and fresh peppery notes to a zingy core of clean, refreshing acidity and a long, dry finish.
The Wine Advocate
A rich, beautifully done Tavel, the 2011 Chateau d'Aqueria Tavel offers up a vibrant raspberry color to go with pure, clean cherry, red raspberry, mineral and floral like qualities on the nose. Medium-bodied and showing that perfect mix of focus and richness that Tavel does so well, it is an outstanding rosé that would be perfect to serve with food.
Tavel is situated in the southern end of the Côtes-du-Rhône across the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The distinguishing feature of the area's soils is that they are characterized by hillocks of sand over a chalky clay subsoil, very well-drained, arid and without limestone content. The long growing season and intense, sunny summers yield fruit of extraordinary ripeness, concentration and richness in sugar.
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