Guillaume Demoulin is the fourth generation of his family to farm the beautiful vineyards of Château de Trinquevedel. His great-grandfather, Eugène, bought the eighteenth-century château in 1936—an opportune decision that coincided with the establishment of Tavel’s A.O.C that same year. However timely, the vineyards were in terrible disrepair, and Eugène had an enormous task ahead. By 1960, the grapes were finally producing wine worthy of the Demoulin’s own bottlings, and the château had at last been restored to its former glory. Louis XIV was among the first to sing the praises of Tavel’s delicious and memorable rosés, which only stands to reason given the appellation’s grand cru reputation today. Tavel is the only A.O.C. entirely made up of rosé, which prohibits any whites or reds from wearing the label of this Southern Rhône cru.
27 ha estate of 32 year old vines, soil is Sand, Marl, Limestone, Clay with quartz
bold, perfumed, dry finish, raspberry, crushed stone, fruity and elegant, black cherry and watermelon with bright acidity.
93 pts / editors choice Wine Enthusiast
region: Southern Rhone, France
varietal: 60% Grenache, 13% Clairette, 13% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 3% Mourvèdre, 1% Bourboulenc
style: bold rose
farming/cellar: 12-48 hrs of maceration in cement, direct press, fermentation lasts 20 days, aged in enamel-lined steel for 6 to 9 months, does not go thru malo