Tavel Rosé 2014
For years I stayed away from Rosé because I thought anything pink was going to be cheap and sugary sweet. Plus, most of the time I'd rather have a red anyway, even on crazy hot 100 degree days! I'm weird that way. My opinion changed slightly when I kept seeing the words "dry" and "complex" and "delicate" in the tasting notes for Rosé. Finally, at a wine store recently they were sampling Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and I liked the Rosé way more than the other two.
I told the woman I generally preferred reds and she said, "Trust me, you'll like this one."
She was right.
The wine I tasted was the 2014 Tavel Rosé from Château de Trinquevedel. I loved it at the tasting, so I bought a bottle. At home, the first sip was blah, but after we tried it with some crispy thin crust pizza, it opened up and revealed delicate strawberry flavors with a dry, crisp finish.
- Producer: Château de Trinquevedel
- Region/Appellation: Tavel, Southern Rhône, France
- Grape Varieties: 45% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah
- Vintage: 2014
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Price: $20
This is a nice summer wine, although I wish it were $15 instead of almost $20.