Langoustière Tavel Rosé 2020
Tavel AOC, Southern Rhône
$40.00 / Bottle
One of 'the 100 cool French Rosés', Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
A top-flight Château de Manissy. A gastronomic wine perfect for pairing with food, well-coloured, powerful and complex.
60% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 20% Clairette
great drinking now to 2024+ | 14.0% alc
standard case 6-pack
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Why we love this wine
Grapes & TerroirPudding-stones over sand and blue clay soils.
ViticultureChâteau de Manissy’s vineyards have always been farmed sustainably. The Brothers had great respect for their vines and knew the terroirs inside out. Winemaker Florian André felt that the best way to continue their good work was to convert the vineyards to organic agriculture. The transition to organics went smoothly; Florian took the reins at Château de Manissy in 2003 and his first full organic vintage was 2009. He then continued to improve the organic and environmental performance of the vineyards year on year until they were converted to biodynamic agriculture. Since 2018, the vineyards have been biodynamic throughout and certified by Demeter. No inputs are permitted in the winery, and chemical products are banned from the vineyard. Biodynamic preparations are used instead. Soil health takes precedence over applying vine treatments, and all work is planned to coincide with the lunar cycles.
WinemakingAll fruit is hand harvested from selected plots, destemmed, crushed and cold-soaked for 24-72 hours before pressing. Alcoholic fermentation is started by native yeasts and proceeds at low temperatures (16-18°C) for around 15 days. Aged in stainless steel tanks.
TastingA gastronomic wine perfect for pairing with food, well-coloured, powerful and complex. Langoustière is named after one of their finest Tavel terroirs, planted with some of their oldest vines. The vineyard shelters a spring, filled, legend has it, with langoustes (crayfish) – hence the name.
Makers MatchLobster curry, roasted langoustine in ginger butter, lamb tagine with caramelised grapes. Sliced duck fillet with honey. Vegetable crumble.
Château de ManissyTavel AOC, Southern Rhône
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